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Thursday, April 26, 2007

a pretty basic point

I may not have the popularity or the media presence of Ms. Malkin, but I have written any number of blog posts these last years exhorting fellow Democrats and like-minded progressives and independents to take action and get involved.

Of course, the action I talk about involves debating and discussing the issues of the day with our fellow citizens, petitioning our leaders and news corporations, and using our rights to free speech and assembly to express our views.

That approach seemed to work pretty well in California's 11th Congressional District and nationwide in 2006.

There's a reason Ms. Malkin isn't telling her supporters to go out there and debate the issues with Americans who disagree with her conservative views. It's the same reason Karl Rove has spent the last six years gaming our government for partisan gain in Washington.

A coalition of progressives, Democrats and independents are carrying the national debate, banding together, and winning elections by winning over voters in every district and state in the nation.

The GOP resorts to demagoguery and cheerleading because they can't debate the issues. On that front, they've already lost.

It's pretty simple, really.

When was the last time you heard someone like Michelle Malkin exhort her readers to go out and have a discussion with someone who disagrees with them?

1 Comments:

  • that is a great point, KO. It's easy to forget it too, as we read and react to Malkin et all's insults and lies.

    By Blogger Kathleen, at 11:29 AM  

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