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Old 01-21-2011, 02:30 PM
graz graz is offline
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Default Re: Any Excuse For Mickey Bashing Is Allowed.

Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer View Post
Hey Graz, what partof my comments seemed like "hippie punching" to you? Just curious, since I didn't see (or intend) anything of the sort.

It's quite possible that Yglesias has turned more right on certain issues that I just don't follow that closely, myself (Farley seems to agree with Freddie on a certain shift from MY, but doesn't get specific). So in my case, this wasn't a matter of defending Yglesias but just not seeing that shift that they claim in his positions.

As for hippie-punching, remember you are dealing with a dedicated Phish Phan here
I took the point about "idyllic left-fantasies" as a reflexive shot at the unicorn or pony hopeful that don't recognize the serious and practical approach that Ezra takes. While I agree about his style and function, he also shapes the narrative because of his privileged perch. I don't think he's obligated to do anything differently than he does. I'm just in agreement with Freddie that it sets the left side of acceptable margin. Which may have an impact on what is politically possible. I know Brendan is a proponent of the idea that politics is the art of the possible. But giving a more comprehensive consideration to unions or an organized labor movement needn't be a radical process.

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