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I'm not the least bit surprised that the ravenous thugs of the right wing at Daily Kos have all turned on Dennis Kucinich. After all, that is what you do to anyone who isn't just like you. Add them to your Enemies List. Right up there with other evil enemies like Glenn Greenwald, Jane Hampshire, Paul Krugman, Bill Moyer and Arianna Huffington.

But today reaches a new low with a recommended diary that demonstrates just how stupid the mob can get with just the right combination of anger, adrenaline and ignorance.

Recommended Diary's effective statement: 'I have no idea why Kucinich voted against HR3962, but he sucks for it.'

The only diary to bother to quote Kucinich as he explained why he voted against the bill did so under the misleading title "Kucinich and Massa vote against prolife Pelosi-Stupak bill", as though Kucinich and Massa are good buddies with prochoice purity.

For those who can read more than grunts and groans, here is why Kucinich voted Nay:

"But instead of working toward the elimination of for-profit insurance, H.R. 3962 would put the government in the role of accelerating the privatization of health care. In H.R. 3962, the government is requiring at least 21 million Americans to buy private health insurance from the very industry that causes costs to be so high, which will result in at least $70 billion in new annual revenue, much of which is coming from taxpayers. This inevitably will lead to even more costs, more subsidies, and higher profits for insurance companies — a bailout under a blue cross.

"By incurring only a new requirement to cover pre-existing conditions, a weakened public option, and a few other important but limited concessions, the health insurance companies are getting quite a deal.

The fact is, Kucinich voted against the bill because it completely sucked. And if you weren't weak minded shills for the party's corrupt leadership, able to be persuaded with the lamest of PR trickery, you would have known that the bill sucked too.

In fact, as far as I can tell, this bill, had it been proposed in January, would have been met right here with scorn and condemnation. But you allowed them to slowly beat you down till even the most atrocious giveaway, to the very same murdering thieves we sought protection from, is now acceptable.

Congratulations geniuses. You're sitting here cheering a victory by the insurance companies and condemning the one person who, for the right reasons, hasn't sold you out. All because the millionaire class on TV told you this is as good as you can get.

I'm ashamed that you are in my party.

Originally posted to labor in vain on Sun Nov 08, 2009 at 08:22 AM PST.

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