Saturday, November 06, 2004[posted by jaed at 10:46 PM]
Remarkably thoughtful discussion at Democratic Underground on how the Democratic Party can attract a wider diversity of voter. (Yes, I'm serious. Democratic Underground and "thoughtful" don't often belong in the same sentence, but this one is worth a look.) There is some paranoid crap, of course, but much of the conversation demonstrates people genuinely struggling with the issue.
Most insightful post, by the DU admin who started the thread, concerning socially-conservative Democrats:
107. I think we first need to start respecting them.
And stop treating them like they are morally-repugnant cultural freaks.
Which makes me a hypocrite. One of the core values of DU is bashing socially conservative people. And it has made us very popular.