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Mutiny among the Munchkins?

By Michael J. Smith on Saturday January 7, 2006 07:57 PM

I've been spending a lot of time lately on Daily Kos -- hey, hey, it's not what you think! I don't enjoy it; I'm just trying to drum up some traffic for the blog here. But every once in a while something fun happens.

I put up a precis of my last post here on Kos, and added a poll to it, asking whether, if the Democrats take control of either house of Congress in '06, it will be because they've deserved it, or a matter of sheer dumb luck. To my unspeakable delight, dumb luck won in a landslide -- 75/25 as I write, with votes still trickling in.

I can't tell you how much this cheers me up. It strongly suggests to me that even among the fairly regular readers of Kos, True Believers are a minority -- much outnumbered by people who recognize what a rotten outfit the Democrats are, but just don't see any other way of doing Left politics except within the Democratic Party.

Hmmm. Sounds like I need to get to work on Chapter Fifteen of Stop Me Before I Vote Again.

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Hmmm. Sounds like I need to get to work on Chapter Fifteen of Stop Me Before I Vote Again.

Yeah and if you would fix the links on the index page it would be nice too. Good work.

You might include the fact that, even when the Dems are in power, they have to be pushed and pushed and pushed by outside groups before they do anything. (Fer instance - if it weren't for Alice Paul and the NWP, women would still be waiting for the right to vote.)

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