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The disdain they [the Dem leadership] show for their blogging rank-and-file betrays a deep lack of understanding about who we are. We don’t blog because we like to hear our own voices—we blog in the increasingly futile hope that they will hear our collective voice and conduct themselves in a manner befitting representatives who are actually listening.
Dammit, we’re your base, and we’re worth listening to.
Go read the whole post. So, if your Dem House and/or Senate member is wishy washy on Social Security, or Iraq, or shows signs of embracing the Dark Side, voice your disagreement and make them aware they will face a challenge in the next primary. Hel-lo to my neighbors in Connecticut, Joe "Zell" Lieberman's term is up next year. Find a replacement.
Armando at Kos:
. . . "The president's idea of bipartisanship is, 'Here's what I want to do, join me,' " said Rep. Robert Menendez (N.J.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. "It isn't about negotiating. It isn't about compromise. It's almost this belief that they have the monopoly on what's best for the country." . . .
Maybe some hope?