I’ve grown quite jaded about politicians of both major parties. They really don’t speak for the average American. When over 70% of the American people oppose the War in Iraq and we still can’t leave, you gotta know that the voice of the people isn’t being heard. When a majority of Americans favor impeachment of both the President and Vice-President and we’re told it’s off the table, you know that most of today’s Democrats are nothing more than the political equivalent of the New Jersey Generals. It was therefore quite heartwarming to see this clip of Markos Moulitsas squaring off with Harold Ford, the head of the DLC and a champion of the status quo.
Blogs have initiated another Gutenberg moment in world history. They have truly liberated the discourse of American politics, but also in a larger sense the world. You don’t need to find a publisher today to get an audience. You can be the publisher with WordPress, Blogger, Typepad et al.
Long live free speech and chaps like Markos Moulitsas who have championed it once again. Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and the founding fathers of our nation would be proud of you.