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  •  Okay, your earnestness merits a response. (0+ / 0-)

    You've apparently abandoned your argument that kos's opinions are none of my business, which is a good idea.

    The scintilla of evidence I gave that Kos stopped supporting Obama (or "abandoned", as I put it) was to refer to Kos's own statements, in which he announced that he would not make his planned contribution to Obama's campaign and repeatedly asserted his desire not to "reward bad behavior" and to "punish bad behavior" on the part of Obama. And by trumpeting this move on his Web site, he was leading others to do the same.

    As far as I am aware, Kos has not led a fundraising effort for Obama, certainly not since abandoning Obama's candidacy over the FISA issue. (He has, of course, raised money for Congressional candidates who pass his litmus tests.)

    As for "the site, the site, the site," it's a gold mine for Kos. He sells his books, t-shirts and other crappo on here. The site made him famous and, if not yet wealthy, at least very well-off. To use the site as an example of his support for Obama reminds me of Romney saying his sons were serving their country by campaigning for Romney.

    As for the tracking poll and other accoutrements of the site that you cite as "support" for Obama, the poll increases site traffic, makes the site more attractive, and hence valuable. How this is a substitute for a cash donation to Obama's campaign is totally obscure. It's like saying I'm supporting Obama by putting a new fence around my yard and painting my shutters. There are plenty of polls.

    While Kos expresses opinions that are critical of McCain, so have George Will and David Brooks. Talk is cheap. Show me the money. And don't tell me I'm "on the wrong site." This isn't Scientology, is it? I'm a progressive who wants the Republicans out of the White House, and I support Obama with my time, money, and heart. And I'm pissed that Kos doesn't.

    •  i hope you waved (0+ / 0-)

      when you decided to drive right past my point.

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      it's their screen name because they couldn't figure out how to spell "moran."

      -9.75 (e), -7.18 (s)

      by dadanation on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 01:38:51 PM PDT

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