Sunday, June 11, 2006

Because of the Likes of Kos We are being heard. Now let's see it put to action!

Okay, I am convinced. We are being heard. Now let's see some positive action. That is all we want. We are not hard left but we are activist's. We want to see some care, concern, and action, for average Americans and our America not Bush's. I have 26 major stories on my computer but mulling over Bush's incessant messes I thought this was most important.
We have been hearing from those of us that have been lucky enough to attend from kos but it is nice to see that we are indeed at least getting heard. Now let's see some action! Look what others are saying!

Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, is one of the most influential progressive bloggers in America today and a sympol of an expanding internet based movement that
has led the attacks on President Bush while challenging the Democratic establishment.

Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, main organizer of a bloggers convention in Las Vegas, says the movement is seeking "strong Democratic voices.

I have to say, these words have often come out of my mouth so I guess I am a die hard progressive.
We only want to see the right thing done for all people and our America and we get none of it from today's politicians and this must change.

Many Democrats see this emerging community as a source of innovation, energy and ideas that will change the way politics and journalism are practiced, and one that will provide a new army of activists for a party badly in need of help.

Testifying to the significance of the blogosphere as an emerging political force was the parade of Democratic politicians who came to pay their respects, including Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and four prospective 2008 presidential candidates. "I pay as much attention [to the bloggers] as I can," Reid said by phone before his arrival for Saturday night's keynote address. "I think it's a voice I need to listen to. I listen."

Virginia Governor Warner thinks it's evolving," he said of the net-roots community. "I think these guys and gals are potentially creating a new public square for democracy. And they are an unorganized, unorthodox jumble. What started as occasional voices venting is now turning into what could be a major force in American politics."

We are creating a new public square for democracy and there are those that want to take this ability from us because we are a threat to their corruptive system. We cannot allow this to happen.

The Blog is our version of the printing press to our founding fathers. Like them we must keep this voice alive.

From a standing start, this community first demonstrated its power by supporting Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, helping him raise tens of millions of dollars and propelling him into front-runner status for the Democratic nomination until his candidacy imploded.

That experience showed the promise and the limitations of the net-based political movement. As the bloggers gathered here, many of the same questions remained unanswered about what is now a larger and more assertive voice in American politics.

We are making a difference and we must make sure we are able to continue with this. Blog on!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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