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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 08:29 AM
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13. Yes
We put out lots of important information and give it more visibility than it would otherwise have. More than 120,000 people have registered with DU, and many times that many people have read it.

As you say, many of our previously fringe ideas are becoming more mainstream. That has to be due to the fact that the information is getting out there to reach people that it hasn't previously reached. Our own membership contains a good number of former Republicans.

How much of all this is due specifically to DU, and how much is due to other left wing blogs is impossible for me to say. But I feel convinced that we are making a difference.

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  -A question for DUers? kentuck  May-30-08 07:59 AM   #0 
  - W/O DU we wouldn't have this...  lame54   May-30-08 08:01 AM   #1 
  - There is no reason to think that DU functions in any way to increase US political awareness.  Buzz Clik   May-30-08 08:02 AM   #2 
  - I remember feeling very isolated prior to finding DU  mdmc   May-30-08 08:04 AM   #3 
  - In and of itself, probably not so much...but everyone who voices dissent...  Echo In Light   May-30-08 08:06 AM   #4 
  - I agree...  kentuck   May-30-08 08:28 AM   #12 
  - I don't know about how DU's effect  waiting for hope   May-30-08 08:07 AM   #5 
  - DU makes a HUGE difference.  Octafish   May-30-08 08:12 AM   #6 
  - What are the most influential outlets for opinion and calls to action?  sharesunited   May-30-08 08:13 AM   #7 
  - You know, out of your list, I am not sure Drudge is considered just a scandal  EV_Ares   May-30-08 08:20 AM   #10 
     - Don't underestimate the bad guys. They poison. They persuade wrongly.  sharesunited   May-30-08 08:47 AM   #16 
  - No way of knowing but I would guess we are a certain niche in the political  EV_Ares   May-30-08 08:16 AM   #8 
  - It Makes A Difference To Those Who Need A Water Cooler...  KharmaTrain   May-30-08 08:18 AM   #9 
  - My take as well, you said it a little better than I did. I go to all those you  EV_Ares   May-30-08 08:24 AM   #11 
  - Yes  Time for change   May-30-08 08:29 AM   #13 
  - I was only registered Republic for all those years...  DCKit   May-30-08 11:50 AM   #19 
  - Well, the DNC did invite DU to the convention.  FSogol   May-30-08 08:31 AM   #14 
  - When Left Wing bloggers  jimshoes   May-30-08 08:32 AM   #15 
  - For me it has been very informative  CRK7376   May-30-08 08:51 AM   #17 
  - Nominated, as this is  H2O Man   May-30-08 09:24 AM   #18 

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