The Moment Netroots Nation Turned Into CPAC

What is the key difference between liberals and right wingers? Sure, we have different issue positions, but the difference is deeper than that. Liberals let the facts guide the debate, and conservative wingbats shout down facts they do not like. So Nancy Pelosi went to Netroots Nation in San Jose, CA last night and stated an incontrovertible fact: Edward Snowden violated the law.

The reaction?
Speaking at Netroots Nation in San Jose, the House Democratic leader said Snowden "did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents," prompting loud boos and heckling from the crowd.

Nancy Pelosi got booed for stating a fact: Edward Snowden violated the law. When facts begin to get booed because they poke holes into your ideological bubble, I humbly suggest you lose the 'progressive' label.

This is to say nothing of the fact that the attendees who are effectively supporting someone who is at the least a coward who illegally released classified information, partly fabricated his own story, and who is at worst guilty of betraying his country - our country. This is to say nothing of people who describe themselves as 'progressive' advocating for a man who does not have the courage of his conviction to face the music after claiming having done an act of conscience. And this is to say nothing of the fact that they are defending a man whose idea of protesting surveillance is to do it from China.

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