100% agree with right to publish ugly meta.
100% agree with many things in ugly meta.
100% disagree with inflating/conflating things.
100% disagree with using straw man arguments.
100% disagree with suggesting that criticism of one's political party or country is disloyal or unpatriotic.
100% disagree with questioning why those who would do so don't leave the site or the country.
100% disagree with not giving due recognition to the fact that users can have divergent opinions and still work together towards common goals.
100% disagree with making divisive rants that could work to muzzle dissenting progressive voices or restrain a free and open exchange of progressive ideas.
100% disagree with making oversimplifications that may misrepresent nuanced positions.
100% disagree with telling people who lapse into hyperbole to express disappointment with what they may view as a Democratic politician's display of a lack of commitment to Democratic principles to go to a conservative site. For egregious offenses of that nature that may inadvertently reflect Republican talking points, we have the Hide Rate option.
100% disagree with making allegations against other users without providing any evidence or context so people can make their own determinations. (I acknowledge being guilty of that here, but I feel the problem needs to be pointed out and addressed.)
100% disagree with allowing what other users say make you wake up still pissed off.
100% disagree with placing what is best for our party over what is best for our country.
100% disagree with groupthink.
It is doubtful I did anything to precipitate the diatribe, but, frankly, I was pretty disgusted by it. Still, I hope that all the good people here who felt the same don't choose to follow a recent example, and decide to stay and fight on. DKos and the Democratic Party need more and better Democrats now as much as ever.