[Cross-posted at Firedoglake.]
So BillO thinks Al Gore shouldn’t have been at Netroots Nation:
Right. Well, I decided to call up someone who actually knows something about the Klan and what they do: Mark Potok of the SPLC. He told me:The fact that he went to this thing is the same as if he stepped into the Klan gathering. It’s the same. No difference.
The idea that Netroots Nation is somehow like the Klan is not only ludicrous but obscenely misleading. This is a group with a long history of murder and terrorism, and they continue to inflict it on American society. This kind of talk utterly trivializes the very real problems, the real violence and hatred, caused by the Klan and groups like them.