January 25, 2006

Quote of the Day

"To the degree that we brook no dissent within the Democratic Party, and demand fealty to the one, ‘true’ progressive vision for the country, we risk the very thoughtfulness and openness to new ideas that are required to move this country forward. When we lash out at those who share our fundamental values because they have not met the criteria of every single item on our progressive ‘checklist,’ then we are essentially preventing them from thinking in new ways about problems. We are tying them up in a straightjacket and forcing them into a conversation only with the converted. Beyond that, by applying such tests, we are hamstringing our ability to build a majority. We won’t be able to transform the country with such a polarized electorate.”
U.S. Senator Barack Obama, quoted in the American Prospect- and he wrote that in a discussion with the Daily Kos! One of the two of them should be the future of the Democratic Party, and I'm not talking about Kos. Posted by Stephen Silver at January 25, 2006 04:43 PM

Maybe he should run for president and not Hilary!

Posted by: A at January 27, 2006 03:20 PM
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