While the schedule of YearlyKos is not nearly as crammed as most other political conferences, attendees are sometimes left to make difficult choices between panels or workshops of interest. Happily, sometimes the YearlyKos convention program itself narrows things down. For example, at 1:00 p.m. yesterday I could attend “Is the Religious Right Really Dead?”, a roundtable led by Chip Berlet, Frederick Clarkson, Susan Thistlethwaite discussing “the current status of the religious right.”
An hour-and-a-half later, a few doors down, the same exact panelists promised to offer advice on “What to Do About the Religious Right.” The program synopsis intones, “Let’s get over it. The Religious Right will be around for a long, long time.”
Let’s get over it? The panelists themselves weren’t over it two hours ago! This is how forward thinking the netroots are: They can divine the ultimate answers to their questions before they even ask them, and then are magnanimous to go ahead and ask them anyway, no doubt to rebuild public faith, take back our country, save our democracy and feed poor, starving kids.