'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Pot Meet Kettle 

As I have often said, there is nothing funnier in all of political discourse than a good pissy fight among liberals ... and this thing with Jonathan Chait doesn't disappoint. However, for my money the best bit is Kevin Drum accusing the Kos community of, I swear to god, not being leftwing enough:

Chait calls the Kos/Atrios wing "left-wing activists." Marshall Wittman more colorfully calls them "McGovernites with modems." But this is a serious misreading. In fact, if I have a problem with the Kossite wing of the blogosphere, it's the fact that they aren't especially left wing. Markos in particular specifically prides himself on caring mostly about winning elections, not fighting ideological battles.

Drum is, of course, right -- Markos is only interested in electing Democrats, but maybe Kevin "I supported the invasion of Iraq because Ken Pollack is real smart" Drum should, you know, take a look in the mirror.

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