(Will be cross-posted at OpenLeft and thomhartmann.com)
Is it realistic to think that two groups such as MoveOn.org and Freedom Works, the lead catalyst and organizer of the Tea Party/9-12 movement could possibly find common ground? Given the institutional and financial pressures inherent in the two-party system it will be very difficult for these groups to actually work togther publicly, but recently two of their leaders met on a “transpartisan panel” at the Engaging the Other Conference. Their was a remarkably civil dialogue and all present were inspired that if the unthinkable cooperation were possible, the red-blue game may begin to shift in dramatic ways. Here’s a 7 min. video that gives a flavor of the very hopeful conversations…
Link is from Transpartisan Alliance.
Not sure I trust MoveOn all that much, but I certainly like the ‘let’s talk about this, postively, and try and get a handle on what a compromise would look like’ ethos, though.