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December 22, 2008


BTW Yglesias continued his criticism of Third Way at http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2008/12/third_ways_first_100_days_retirement_security_edition.php

However, as one commenter pointed out:
Fair enough but “pretty weak tea” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as “hyper-timid incrementalist bullshit”.

So what's your agenda? It sounds like you want Matt to work for some unimportant organization like the Atlantic so that there's one less genuinely progressive voice with a close tie to the new administration. The stir Matt's post has caused is indicative of the fact that he is potentially influencing some important people. Its better to negotiate with power than to have a soapbox on the street.

Mickey Kaus essentially shares Brendan's view.

It's so disheartening to see these ideological rifts on the left. Did they learn nothing from the Stalinist-Trotskyite imbroglio or the Gang of Four factionalism?

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