I don’t, and if you watch this clip, you’ll understand why. Zealots don’t build consensus. They only push people further apart.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Daily Kos and blogs like it do NOT represent mainstream liberal/progressive ideology. And if you’ve watched the clip I linked to, I think it’s pretty obvious exactly why. Their brand of “liberalism” is just a reaction to the right-wing noise machine, and therefore has a fatal flaw. Because counteracting invective with invective ultimately proves lethal to your credibility in the eyes of the moderate majority.
And sure, sites like Daily Kos are great for rallying the far-left base. There’s no doubt about that, and I’ve certainly fallen into that trap. But many horses they’ve backed have come up on the losing end. Why? Because the far-left base are few, while the moderate majority are many. Also, most voters in this country don’t respond to name calling and the mud slinging. In fact, they’re sick of it. From elephants to donkeys, we hate it. Done, done, done.
I ask you, if you care about honesty, to join sites like Donklephant and champion moderate politics. Some think ours is a weak world, but I think it’s the most passionate stance one can have. Because centrism defies party lines in favor of the best ideas. And it takes facts and a strong, well-reasoned opinion to buck party lines.
The middle is where I want to be.
How about you?
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