Ironic that early in his national ascendancy (9/30/2005), Sen. Barack Obama
posted on dailyKos re "Tone, Truth, and the Democratic Party"
, and immediately ran afoul of the village thought police.
Obama's crime? Urging progressives to maintain lines of communication with those holding divergent views: "... by applying such tests, we are hamstringing our ability to build a majority ..."
. Flamed to a crisp, he posted a second "Thanks for the feedback" diary: ... I look forward to continued dialogue ...
- but never returned.
In a later purge, Markos determined that Hillary Clinton "doesn't deserve fairness on this site." (Why? Because racism. Why racism? Contesting Obama for the 2008 nomination.)
Various artisans and buskers may ply their trades in the town square, but Kosville's primary industries have always been (1) Burning Witches and (2) Burning Bridges. It keeps the locals warm in the winter, but the resulting air quality is on par with Beijing.