1. The list you cited includes Porter. I’m saying a. it’s not random and b. your tally is wrong. You’re also not characterizing the list accurately, which was co-developed by Josh K. and Sean McElwee.
  2. Yeah, that’s cool. But your claim wasn’t just about DSA, which doesn’t target many Congressional races. You might be interested in the history of the ’96 labor party. Rs and Ds have a history of upping ballot access requirements whenever 3rd parties start building momentum, so most leftists wind up trying to make change through the Democratic party.
  3. Seems like you’re trying to construct a double-standard for which political figures are and are not allowed to be on TV. That’s not really how politics or media work. If Colbert called you tomorrow and asked you to talk about your politics on his show, what would you say?
  4. Actually, only members of Congress can sponsor legislation. Again, I find it curious that you’re not focusing on any of the actual policy issues at hand here. :)

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.

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