Pro-Hillary Writers "On Strike" At DailyKos

There's a movement afoot by prominent pro-Clinton diarists at Dailykos.com.

Writes Alegre, in what is now the featured post on the site, one of the founding sound boards of the Democratic netroots movements:

"We are going on strike and taking our writing elsewhere. When and if our beloved community is once more a focal point for Democratic election discussions, we will gladly return."

Alegre has set up "The American Federation of Concerned Bloggers (AFCB)" and has enlisted at least three dozen bloggers.

He writes:

.....Daily Kos and Markos himself no longer adhere to this purpose of electing Democrats. Daily Kos has become an Obama community and discussion of other Democrats is not welcome. We Clinton supporters are continually attacked and even threatened. The atmosphere has become so poisonous that we could do nothing else but take our discussions elsewhere. Places like MyDD.com where Clinton and Obama supporters chat without name calling. Heated discussions sometimes, but we tend to stay respectful of our fellow Democrat's opinions.

Our post is currently up on the Recommended List so we must have tapped into something a lot of others have been feeling for quite some time.

The post has generated more than 1100 comments, many of them supportive. ( Finally Someone Fingers the Bolsheviks) Some of them are not. (Not I Clinton has tarnished the word progressive.)

Who Hillary Clinton is and what she represents has been THE debate among Democratic activists for years. It is now THE national debate. The Democratic Party may well come together and support its nominee. But the debate about Clinton, her (and his) politics, the legacy, the tactics -- will endure.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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