The Left: Robespierre did nothing wrong

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  1. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Please share your posts criticising Yglesias then asshole. Matt's had some awful takes regarding policing that have nothing to do with his book. It's why I have a lot of skepticism about his ideas when he easily backslides into GOP positions about the things you mentioned. He sucks

    It really seems more that you defend him because Chapo types dislike him and you have whiplash from how they bought into Greenwald's Russia gate narrative.

    I don't care about Greenwald either, he sucks.
     
  2. Lyrtch

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    hey in response to someone tagging me in one of his bad police tweets in the moment, and by context of my post i posted about it already. not the easiest thing to search fwiw.

     
  3. Lyrtch

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    i defend good takes. i critique bad ones. get hung up less on personality driven narratives imo.

    i traffic between lefty and like mid 2000's "progressive" twitter. the dirtbag lefties who make everything super personal with harsh battle lines are weird. ryan grim is a partisan reporter as an example, openly campaigned against warren, but i still read his shit because he often has good reporting and takes.
     
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  4. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Sure, my whole point is for someone who you agree with 10% you often defend him a hell of a lot more. Not all of the critiques of him are always in bad faith ("because CTH said so!") and I find it strange that more often than not you interpret them as being such. It's hard to not interpret you being a reactionary yourself in the opposite direction.
     
  5. Lyrtch

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    i only call out the ones that are obviously in bad faith

    like the ones about his book (spawned from an entire bad faith and inaccurate critique in, bingo, CTH)

    can we get back to glenn sucking and not this entire tangent about something not topical and completely unrelated because a certain section of left twitter still defends the Taibbis/Greenwalds/Kyrstal Balls of the world. like Grim largely burned Greenwald, Hasan just nuked him for half an hour, fellow travelers aren't feeling the same reflex.
     
  6. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    It's the left thread though and more interesting to me to dig into your reasoning given how often you challenge other posters. The book stuff obviously set you off but I really think you don't realize how much criticism we've placed on him that has not been related to his book at all.

    Didn't realize Ball was bad /shrug. He co-host sucks a lot and is basically a neocon and I guess she doesn't push back.
     
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    Emma sums up my feelings on Greenwald perfectly

     
  8. steamengine

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    WELL YOU NEED TO START
     
  9. Truman

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    Idk what one has to do w the other. I dont have anything substantive to add.

    Howeva... I recently listened to an episode of The Weeds for the first time. Matt Yglesias has a shockingly hilarious voice. Sounds like someone is stepping on his balls.

    Thus ends my important contribution to this convo
     
  10. steamengine

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    I find his voice impossible to get past. That’s on me.
     
  11. Lyrtch

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    now i might have to learn what his voice sounds like
     
  12. steamengine

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    There’s this thing he does at the beginning of each new thought where his pitch gets really high and he accelerates his speech and it drives me insane (not in a good way).
     
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    Record yourself listening to it while eating candy corn and post it itt
     
  14. Bricktop the white

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    Maybe greenwald was talking head the entire time and we just didnt notice.
     
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  15. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    We can debate why Labour got smeared in the most recent elections, it definitely wasn't just because of this supposed scandal, but with Corbyn being suspended I thought this was a good video Eli shared.

     
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    This is exactly how I spend my day as well

     
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    Hell yes I missed this infighting since the primary thread went mainstream.
     
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  19. steamengine

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    Ron Howard!
     
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    How fucking out of touch is she?

     
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    Both of us telling you you're a piece of shit doesn't mean we're suddenly allies dickhead.
     
  22. Truman

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  23. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Ilhan's daughter is awesome (she dressed up as a girlboss for halloween to mock HRC #girlboss types)

     
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    ahahahahaahah
     
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    When I see things like $15 minimum wage passing in FL and progressive referendums passing across the board in Trump states, all I can think about is the Democrats being Principal Skinner saying “No it’s the children, who are wrong.” when it comes to the path of the party and its nominees.
     
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    Can't wait to see what left legislation Florida passes in 2022 while re-electing Desantis because this state is a fucking joke and makes no sense.
     
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  29. Lyrtch

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    this is the dynamic dems have to square and why i think the folks thinking dems need to run to the right on every issue isn't really figuring things out
     
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    I have no idea how the numbers work out, but having no income tax in WA is cool. Sales tax is nearly the same as where I lived in KS. Only thing that’s noticeably pricier is gas. I think property tax is roughly the same too.
     
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    Business tax
     
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    I’m a business man.....doing business
     
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    Presidential votes need be to wrapped up so the discussion can be how the Dems underperformed nearly everywhere else
     
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    Many on the left are already destroying the coalition the DNC built and they need to be locked up and get with the program jack.
     
  38. brolift

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    Anyone go to brunch today?
     
  39. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Victory call was made too late today. Brunch was postponed until tomorrow.
     
  40. brolift

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    Brunch is a mindset
     
  41. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    I'm taking a respite in Asheville because of our living situation with my mother-in-law and needing a break. Definitely a lot of young white people brunching it up. whatever, about to bust out the laptop here and turn on the Georgia Florida game.
     
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    wonder where our big brained accelerationist DEAD7 is nowadays

    vote for trump last cycle only to almost end up with trump again and get biden as our prize

    tough break thinking americans were smart
     
  43. Iron Mickey

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    So now we start pulling the Dems left right
     
  44. Lyrtch

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    my neighborhood was nuts this morning

    went to the local historical icon dive bar for a burger out back on their patio
     
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    Dinner at Applebee’s. We all started a slow clap for diamond joe
     
  46. Lipp the Gay Liberal

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    Capital Grille here. Gotta stay within the Darden Family.
     
  47. Fran Tarkenton

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    it felt like we won the world cup or something

    I have nothing to compare it to bc Georgia is not good at winning things