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January 31, 2005

Kos Engages in Republican-speak

Damn, I love Kos and I thought he had abandoned his "netroots" versus "special interests" (like unions) language a while ago. But he temporarily reverted today when he crowed about people fearing Dean's Internet supporters:

Once upon a time, party officials feared NARAL, they feared the unions, they feared the Sierra Club, they feared trial lawyers, they feared NOW, they feared the NAACP, they feared Latino groups, and so on. For the first time, it looks like they're starting to fear people, not special interest groups.
Kos, unions are made up of people, too. In fact, often people with a lot less privileges than those of us who type on computers and can harass politicians directly.

"People" in the workplace need to band together in unions, which ARE NOT special interests. Calling unions a "special interest" is GOP-speak of the worst kind. Unions fight for civil rights, they fight for womens rights, they fight for social security, they fight for housing, they fight for decent and fair courts.

Kos can be proud of what he and others are building, but don't piss on other groups with GOP-speak labels like "special interests."

Posted by Nathan at January 31, 2005 12:14 PM