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screenshot of Politico story: Kos folds up big tent
Yeah, that's the Politico op-ed written by the Third Way guys making up shit I said because they couldn't find anything in the 10 million words I've written the past decade to support their hit piece. My response will run in Politico on Monday, I think. But today, I want to focus on the comments.

It's a real nutpick this week, because the comments are a free-for-all of bickering and nonsense between conservatives and liberals. So the entire thread isn't as horrible as your typical thread at a conservative site. But still, there's plenty of horrendous, as you'll see below the fold!

“The danger to America is not Barrack Obama, but a citizenry
capable of entrusting a man like him with no accomplishment or qualification to
give any hint that he would or could execute the duties of the world’s most
important job.
It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of this
President than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a
depraved uneducated electorate looking for handouts thus willing to elect such
unqualified men for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr.
Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the
fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him
their prince.
The Republic can survive a Barrack Obama, who
is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of
fools, such as those who made him their president. “Victor David Hanson.
Yup. The Republic is doomed to a citizenry that can access affordable health care and marry the persons they love. If we can get our shit together, we might even doom it to better income distribution and a more robust social net. Here's hoping!
Bad things happen when a country turns it's back on God - and when it gives up it's children to a Godless, federal, history-denying re-education system run by secular "progressive" reprobates who hate America.
Don't even get me started on "science"!
"Kos Folds Up the Big Tent"

Since when has he ever had a big tent?

Markos Moulitsas has always been a hatemongering Progressive Socialists who runs a narrow-minded anti-intellectual website. Please point out when this was ever not the case, because I'm pretty sure that point in time is a figment of your imagination.

Hey, we're all products of re-education system run by secular "progresive" reprobates who hate America. Cut us some slack!
The Tea Partying of the democrats has begun.

Which was predictable.

The Howard Dean folks had their war on the so-called mainstream democrats a decade before the tea party, and now it has come full circle.

When a party is losing the long knives come out.

Now republicans get to enjoy democrats throw winnable races away the next few cycles.

Fun times.

When Republicans can only hold a House majority via undemocratic gerrymandering ... which party is the one that is losing again?
I love it when the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks have a good brawl. One can only hope that the Kos/Rachel Maddow wing of the Demokratik People's Party continue their purge, and possibly throw in the summary execution of former comrades when feeling threatened by their lack of belief in the revolution. Perhaps they'll just kill each other off. I wonder if it came down to just Kos and Maddow, who would win in a bitch-slap contest... My money is on Maddow, she looks tougher, especially when she wore that little hard hat in front of the Hoover Dam ("look daddy! I'm playing construction worker!")...
Maddow would totally kick my ass.
If democrats listen to Kos, then they'll have about 20 senators, all from New England and the thin strip of the West Coast.

I hope democrats listen to Kos.

Getting your information from Third Way makes you real dumb.
Nothing funnier than a donk fight.

Who will win the slap with limp wrist contest?

"You bring a butter knife and I'll bring a a a staple puller..."

Democrats are gay. And that's bad!
Progressive really are mentally ill and devoid of reality. The entire Democrat Party is so out of touch and lunatic they think their problem is their tent is too small. No, the problem is the tent is filled with narrow special interest groups each with their own issue du jour.

So in essence it is a collection of one issue voters with many issues. That is why Enviro kooks vote D, the AA kooks vote D, the criminals vote D, the gays vote D ..... abortion lovers vote D ...... so long as their narrow (radical) interests are preserved, they vote D.

But who do the GAY KOOKS vote for?
What the KOS kid realizes is that the dems have already lost the senate. That is why he can call for more radicals. He won't get them, but it sends a tingle up his leg just saying it.
Senate is going nowhere. And there will be a 60-seat Democratic majority after the 2016 elections (that year's map is downright DELICIOUS!). But I would really love to meet this fellow calling for "more radicals"?
What big tent?

Can you be pro life in the Democratic Party? No

Can you be pro-choice in the GOP? Yes

Can you be pro 2nd amendment in the Democratic Party? No

Can you support gun control in the GOP? Yes

Can you be disagree with Obama and Pelosi? No

Can you disagree with Republican leadership and the Tea Party? Yes

So what big tent are we talking about here?

Woah, I'd love to meet this pro-choice, pro-gun control Republican unicorn who is allowed to criticize Rush Limbaugh! And still win an election, of course.
The KoS Kids are worst than any element of the Tea Party yet the media almost never discusses their efforts. A little JournOlista bias.
Remember that one time we demanded that immigration policy not tear families apart? Why won't anyone discuss how nightmarishly horrible that was?
Markos Moulitsas, and people of his ilk, are beyond scary to me. When exactly does he think that his views of how the Country should be governed are going to take hold?

We have been going at this for about 238 years now, and people that think like him have never represented a majority, or even a large plurality, of the nation's body politic.

Boo!
The liberal democratic party is collapsing. Its values are destructive, its ethics are corrupt, and even worse... "We the People" have discovered and confirmed that 'progressive' politics' are based on lies - and 'progressives' lie profusely.
Progressivism is just a fake social image people adopt in urban areas because it makes them feel like they belong to a group of people that are morally and intellectually superior. As we see from this progressive saturated administration and progressive governors throughout the states, progressives are nothing but incompetent, totalitarianistic, bizarre frauds who can't govern, can't connect with the people due to their bizarreness, and have no appeal outside their urban jungle. Progressivism is a pathetic joke.
Moulitsas needs to remember that even the most 'progressive' (read "far left, Communist, Marxist, Socialist", et al) individual can end up in a bad place, all one has to do is to casually review the fate of Leon Trotsky.
"In a remarkable post yesterday, Moulitsas, founder and publisher of the progressive community site DailyKos,"
there is absolutely NOTHING PROgressive about today's Leftwingnuts. more false advertising enabled by the LIb Media.
A serious aside -- this is something I've been noticing lately in wingnut comments, an effort to begin damaging the "progressive" brand the same way they killed the "liberal" brand. Me, I've started using "liberal" again, because fuck those assholes. But just a heads-up that this is now a thing that is happening.
Markos Moulitsas is as much of a D-bag as Ezra Klein. In the age of the internet, whomever can self-promote themselves and shout the loudest, becomes an instant celebrity and expert, despite having no particular background or credentials for being an expert on anything other than blowing hot air.
Rhetorically punching Republicans in the face helps a lot, too.
Hey Markos...have you distributed your net worth of $50 million to the less fortunate yet?

Or are you content to be a fat, lying hypocrite like Michael Moore?

I'm worth $50 million? Did I win the lottery and forgot to, you know, buy the ticket in the first place?
If Moulitsas had his way there would also be no Israelis, unborn children, gun owners, military, religious or economic freedom either. Senators Pryor and Landrieu would just be the beginning.
No pooties either. One ate my son's soccer ball AND IT'S WAR! (Just don't tell the Pootie lovers on this site. Thanks! Much appreciated.)

Originally posted to kos on Sat Mar 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM PDT.

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