Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Progressive Blogger Manifesto

...All of us who blog in the progressive blogosphere have a common goal.
It’s the same goal of virtually everyone in this room tonight. We want to begin
a new era of progressive politics and take back America. We may argue about
tactics and strategy, or the extent to which we are partisans versus ideologues
(and believe me, we do), but there is no disagreement among us that the modern
conservative movement of Newt and Grover and Karl and Rush has proven to be a
dangerous cultural and political cancer on the body politic. You will not find
anyone amongst us who believes that the Bush Administration’s executive power
grab and flagrant partisan use of the federal government is anything less than
an assault on the Constitution. We stand together against the dissolution of
habeas corpus and the atrocities of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, and we all agree
that Islamic terrorism is a threat, but one which we cannot meet with military
power alone. And yes, a vast majority of us were against this mindless invasion
of Iraq from the beginning, or at least saw the writing on the wall long before
Peggy Noonan discovered that George W. Bush wasn’t the second coming of Winston


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