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Kos Needs Hillary More Than Hillary Needs Kos
Hey Kos, I thought the DLC was radioactive. No?
Via HotAir we have the Pajamas Media Remix of Markos "Screw 'Em" Moulitsas of Daily Kos and Harold Ford, Democratic Leadership Council chairman. How confusing - wasn't it Kos who called the DLC Republican-lite? Notice that David Gregory brought up Kos' scathing op-ed about the Clintons written only last May. Try to wrap your brain around this bit of silliness contained within: "Heck, we haven't won more than 50.1 percent since 1964. And complicit in that failure was the only Democrat to occupy the White House since 1980: Bill Clinton."
Wow, winning the White House is a mark of failure? Is Kos' ego so big that he thinks only his victories matter? Maybe, just maybe, the guy who actually won the White House knows a thing or two about how to get it done. Perhaps, young master Markos, the world does not in fact revolve around you.
If Kos suffers from this delusion, he will get a very rude awakening come next year. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee, does not need Kos' money, his approval, nor his organization. In fact, once the primaries are over, Kos and the Gang become one huge fricking liability as Hillary oh-so-predictably tacks back toward the center and tries to convince the nation that she is, in fact, Republican-lite. She may start looking for that Sister Souljah moment to put a wedge between herself and Kos just as soon as it is politically expedient to do so. Kos, who doesn't appear to have a clue about how he appears to the world, just might inadvertently oblige her. If not, Kos will be happy to take all the credit for her victory, just as he thinks he alone defeated the Republicans last November. It takes that little to satisfy Kos. He doesn't know what real power is or how to wield it, and so he is content with everyone calling him Kingmaker. He thinks that actually makes him a Kingmaker.
Kos isn't about power, really, he is about the illusion of power, and Kos has at least enough sense to know that if he makes enemies with Hillary and she wins the nomination . . . he is cast into utter irrelevance from which his fledgling organization would most likely not recover. Thus the abrupt about-face on Hillary, the DLC and his new bestest buddy Harold Ford.
P.S. I find Kos really tough to watch. Ford is smooth and polished, but Kos looks . . . um . . . crazy, and his mannerisms and ventriloquist dummy head are really distracting. Are they Democrats really going to hand their party over to that guy? While I slobber at the prospect of generations of Republican wins that would follow in Kos' wake, I am not comfortable with seeing a once-great party like the Democratic party reduced to that.
Posted by Ken McCracken · 13 August 2007 01:54 AM
What a freakin' nutjob.
50.1% of the vote as the yard stick.
Posted by: Justin B. at August 13, 2007 02:04 AM
I will note that the Democrats getting crazier and more corrupt has not produced an improvement in the generic Republican legislator, but a deterioration.
The Republicans need an improvement in the Democratic party.
Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at August 13, 2007 07:55 AM
Hillary is already backing away from the Nutroots. There's a good article about it today -- read about it on my blog(shameless plug).
Posted by: k2aggie07 at August 13, 2007 09:24 AM
I agree with you here.
The Republicans are so afraid of not tracking, from a distance, the Democrats, they are loosing their base, afraid of what they will see written about them when they wake up and read the NYT or WaPo.
In my opinion, they should choose a course diametrically opposed to the lunacy on the of the democrats. Don't know if most of them have the guts or those things that hang between the legs to do that.
Posted by: Eneils Bailey at August 13, 2007 10:08 AM
In my opinion, they should choose a course diametrically opposed to the lunacy on the of the democrats.
Immigration ENFORCEMENT (different from "reform")
It ain't difficult. I am "the base". I don't want Ted Stevens spending on bridges. I want my leaders to go to DC and represent me, not represent lobbyists. And the Repubs have to distance themselves from the perception that they no longer stand for anything.
Now, instead of winning Congressional Elections by outScandalling the competition, we need to win by competing with the Nutroots in the minds of Americans based on our principles versus theirs. They are militant and their agenda is running the Democrat Party. Howard Dean was created by the Nutroots. But Repubs have to take charge and lead and be about ideals and values and principles and our leadership has drifted away from that since 1994.
Posted by: Justin B. at August 13, 2007 04:28 PM
we win a battle of ideas against the Nutroots every single time. Period. And we have to simply put the Dems on record as pro-taxes, pro-spending, pro-surrender, pro-amnesty, pro-...
The only thing better than Hillary and her negatives winning the nomination would be if Pelosi did. Then you have a liberal record that you can attack her own positions and she cannot get away from her own statements and ideals. You simply have to point out what she stands for and we have to run someone that is articulate, conservative, and passionate.
That someone is Fred Thompson, but that is just my opinion.
Posted by: Justin B. at August 13, 2007 04:31 PM
I think a person like Ronald Reagan could hit the streets, go to the people, while ignoring the press, and convince a majority of the electorate that good conservative ideas benefits the nation and individuals. Put into contrast the people and ideas of people that whack off to the DailyKos against American values.
Too bad, we don't have a Ronald Reagan, or even anything close to him in this up-coming election.
People and their leadership does make a difference, ideologue without the proper spokesperson is kinda like Bill and Hillary Clinton teaching a morals course.
Posted by: Eneils Bailey at August 13, 2007 06:33 PM