Why there is no left-populist movement.
Peter Beinart doesn’t understand why the Tea Party gets to be the populist movement transforming American politics, instead of whatever latest cargo cult on the Left is these days. In the spirit of bipartisanship – with ‘bipartisanship’ being defined as ‘kicking progressives in the teeth for the amusement of the crowd’ – I shall deign to explain things for him, hardline progressives, and everyone else | Read More »
Ho! Netrooters! 3PM PST DGA panel!
That’s the Democratic Governors’ Association, which spent 800K of your money to attack President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democratic leaders! Isn’t the RGA just swell? Anyway, why don’t you stop by and have a chat with the DGA about their priorities? – unless, of course, all y’all are as gutless as everybody says that you are. I mean, after all, the DGA might not | Read More »
Netroots: ignoring, or impotent?
This is entertaining… Liberals could face major losses if they continue to ignore the Tea Party movement, a panel of progressive writers said Thursday during a discussion at NetrootsNation, an annual gathering of bloggers, activists and policy makers. The panelists, which included well-known authors David Neiwert and John Amato of Crooksandliars.com, warned that regardless of whether people have negative attitudes toward the Tea Party, progressives | Read More »
DSCC spends netroots money… against netroots.
We already knew that the DSCC had dropped $1 million on keeping the netroot’s candidate down in Ohio: now comes word that they’re doing something similar in Pennsylvania. The DSCC is spending a significant amount of money to ensure a former GOP Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) wins his May 18 primary, sources with knowledge of the move tell Hotline OnCall. One source said the DSCC | Read More »
Rahm Emanuel is right not to worry.
I have to disagree with RS McCain on this one: Emanuel may not be telling the truth on the passage of health care rationing, but he’s correct in dismissing the netroots. Turn off MSNBC. Tune out Howard Dean and Keith Olbermann. The White House has its liberal wing in hand on health care, says White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. [snip] The comments may | Read More »
Netroot Advertising and the sense of entitlement.
Both Eugene Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy and James Rummel of Chicago Boyz (via Instapundit) have weighed in on the Great Lefty Netroot Querulously Outstretched Hands Scandal – yes, the name needs work – and I thought that I’d just combine my commentary on both. First, Eugene was right to note that there’s something a little odd about demanding advertising from an organization just because | Read More »
Shorter John Fund.
The Democratic netroots are about three months away from soul-crushing disappointment. (Also via Glenn) Seven-five and pick ‘em on that one.