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Democratic guilt by association

August 10, 2007

Re "Democratic candidates try to woo blogging crowd," Aug. 5

The attendance of all the major Democrat presidential candidates at the Daily Kos convention over the weekend should give mainstream, centrist and independent voters cause for concern. The Daily Kos is a vicious, hate-filled blog that routinely spews far-left hyperbole and smear attacks. What is alarming is that none of the leading candidates saw fit to attend the Democratic Leadership Council's convention as well. The council is a well-established, centrist organization that plays within the lines of American politics.

The radical left has almost completely taken over the Democratic Party. Democrat candidates cannot even debate on the Fox News Channel because it has been deemed as politically incorrect by the powers that be among Democrat activists.

Such stultifying political correctness cannot be considered a healthy development when respectable organizations such as the Democratic Leadership Council are shunned and everyone is now genuflecting before shrill left-wing organizations such as the Daily Kos and MoveOn.org.

Geoffrey C. Church

Los Angeles

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The article on the Kos convention is extremely misleading: The term "liberal" applied to the many leftist fringe groups that make up Kos is simply a disservice to liberals and the mainstream Democratic Party. In its original use, "liberal" referred to the centrist and anti-Communist wing of the party.

Today, The Times feels comfortable including the 9/11 conspiracy theorists and the anti-American, anti-military and anti-capitalist bloggers in the mainstream of the Democratic Party.

Would the same Times writer refer to Pat Buchanan or David Duke as GOP centrists?

I think not.

Richard Friedman

Los Angeles

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