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July 29, 2008



I don't really agree with the underlying theme of Justin Gardner's counterpoint. Greenwald is RIGHT to have serious issues with the actions of this congress. As you say, his background material lambasting the Reid/Pelosi congress is almost entirely on-target.

Reading Greenwald, I don't think it's fair to characterize his solution as simply kicking the Blue Dogs out. Like Markos from Daily Kos, he advocates trying to primary out some of the more conservative Democrats. I think this makes sense in some isolated cases (particularly in more liberal districts) but it obviously carries risks.

Greenwald's broader point, though, is that particularly when the Democrats enjoy the majority, the party agenda should serve the median Democratic supporter's position and not the positions of the Blue Dogs. This has really been the problem with this session of Congress.

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