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Small pleasures -- very small

By Michael J. Smith on Tuesday November 21, 2006 01:07 PM

After all the world-historical purple prose about the midterm elections, here's former prophet of the apocalypse Matt Stoller on what we can expect, now that the saints have come marchin' in:
On Net Neutrality and This Next Congress
by Matt Stoller, Tue Nov 21, 2006 at 12:20:51 PM EST

When we won a Congressional majority, I immediately said that I don't expect a lot from this Congress. ... My signpost is net neutrality, a clear issue that we worked on, that we care about, and that is the bedrock for a progressive strategic advantage. Despite our work, I expect that net neutrality protections are going to have rough sledding in this Congress....

There are a lot of choices this group of leaders will make; they will either pay attention to the populist progressive wave that elected their majority, or they will move to appease the DLC constituency that worked against them in the 1990s and over the past six years. For a variety of cultural reasons, I suspect that the latter path is a bit more likely...

The netroots and the progressive movement isn't going away, and we have to make sure that our legislators write laws that are for the benefit of all of us, not simply any one sector full of campaign contributors.

Oh, the pathos.

Comments (2)

j s paine:

my lord all netroots politics local

if it don't effect my url .....i can live with it

but if it DOOOOOOOOO !!!!

the forest is barren under such tall pines

eh ????

js paine:

i just read this chaps .....game plan
for these netroots to grow like jacks bean pole
till they tower over washington like
the vines ensnare the castle
in uncle walt's stlted version
of sleeping beauty

why i think
the chaps daft
in a very boring pruney sort of way

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