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Twitter Founder Torched for Promoting Article That Denounces Bipartisanship: ‘New Civil War’

”At some point, one side or the other must win – and win big. The side resisting change … must be thoroughly defeated, “ reads the piece

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey came under withering fire Saturday after promoting an article touting the end of bipartisanship and urging one side — Democrats — to thoroughly defeat their opponents as California did in the early 2000s.

“Great read,” said Dorsey of the piece in a quote retweet that was swiftly ratio’ed.

The original piece, published on Medium by authors Peter Leyden and Ruy Teixeira, analogized our current political environment to the Civil War and suggested that Republicans needed to be “thoroughly defeated.”

“In this current period of American politics, at this juncture in our history, there’s no way that a bipartisan path provides the way forward. The way forward is on the path California blazed about 15 years ago,” wrote Leyden and Teixeira.

“At some point, one side or the other must win – and win big. The side resisting change, usually the one most rooted in the past systems and incumbent interests, must be thoroughly defeated .”

The article — and Dorsey’s promotion — is noteworth,y as Twitter has come under fire for years from conservatives over what they say is liberal bias on the platform. Twitter has long used the verification process as a form of quasi-endorsement, dispensing blue checks to favored accounts, while denying them to those out of favor. Julian Assange — the Wikileaks provocateur currently holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London — still remains unverified, despite his frequent protests.

A spokesperson for Twitter did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap Saturday.

Comment instead was amply provided by the Twitter hive mind that savaged Dorsey on the platform he helped invent.