You are a great American.
You have done more for the progressive movement than anyone I can think of in the last 50 years.
When we could no longer fully trust the New York Times and the Washington Post, you created an alternative media source that we could trust. I learn more about what is really going on in the world from DailyKos than from all other news sources combined.
You understood, before anyone else, the power of millions of progressives brought together to a single virtual space. No newspaper or television network can ever have the resources that you have brought together - millions of dedicated fact-checkers who will put in the effort to debunk all of the lies that the Republicans and mainstream media spew out every hour of every day.
You always spoke the truth and never backed down. You called a lie a lie, and never worried about the pushback.
You have changed politics in this country, dramatically for the better. I think you deserve as much credit for Obama's re-election as any person in America.
You are a hero and a patriot.
We all love you, and we wanted you to know.