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Did you ever notice that anytime a beltway pundit or politician gets annoyed with an argument and wants to quickly bat it down or dismiss it, they always start their reply with "LOOK",  listen up..

LOOK, you idiots in the media desparately trying to find a way to disparage Markos.  I don't give a damn who he knows, who he works for, who's in his "inner circle" and who's not, who he consults for and who he doesn't.. I don't care about these things because he has given me something far more important that I have never had in the last decade, a VOICE.

All those unpublished letters to the editor of major newspapers, all those letters to Senators and congressmen responded to with form letters filled with talking points, all those hours waiting on hold only to be "screened" out.  All these years of being fed cable "news" shows filled with nothing but rich guys opinions.

Nobody interested in what little ole average guy MarkinNC's has to say about anything.. thanks for your concern, now go the fuck away and leave us alone.

Daily Kos is a voice for all of us who have been so frustrated by the ever so obvious march away from values that matter to "average joes" like me that don't necessarily fit the mass media's "average joe" definition.  I'm talking about healthcare, retirement security, job security, affordable housing, racial and sexual equality, PEACE!!, freedom to worship (or not) as every individual desires, an OPPORTUNITY to get ahead.  

This shit ain't radical, it's what I was brought up to believe America was all about.   Only more and more America has become about fear, war mongering, mudslinging, hatred, bigotry, love of money and all things material, hero worship, addiction, and obliviousness.

You in the media have helped put us where we are and continue to assist in the collapse of my childhood template of democracy each day you continue to support all of these things espoused and practiced by today's ever more radical "Conservatives".

Kos has given all of us who are just fucking FED UP with the whole business a place to vent and a place to brainstorm.  You can continue your criticisms all you want but the system you support and encourage has FAILED MILLIONS of us.  We ARE paying attention to your desperate attempts to de-legitimize our new found voice.  And we ain't happy about it.   We're taking names and we're taking action, and we're getting involved.  Each attempt to take us down only makes us more determined to fight for the things that really matter to us, and SHOULD matter to you, unless you're part of the bleed the middle class dry crowd.  

Maybe you're not smart enough to realize these guys don't give a damn about you unless you're one of "them". We know Kos gives a damn, because he gave us a platform.  What have you done for us lately?

Originally posted to MarkinNC on Thu Jun 22, 2006 at 03:42 PM PDT.

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