First of all, WTF is with the title? Is it like "Chaos?" Or like a KO in boxing? Or a play on the guy's name? Markos? Kos? Very cute.
I've never read the site...though I've seen plenty of stupid references to it by other losers in the media who think that associating with a blog makes them hip...kind of like when music reporters wore berets and called people "cat."
Anyway, I haven't been reading the Washington Post's "Outlook" section lately because the daily news is depressing enough without having to analyze it, but picked it up on a whim on Sunday. Boy, was that a mistake.
The tool who writes Daily Kos wrote a stupid column about how Hillary Clinton is unelectable.
First off, kudos to Kos for the idea. Very nice. Very original. Way to pick up on the not-so-subliminal message broadcast on Fox News around the clock.
Second, don't ever call someone unelectable, then hold up Howard Dean as your ideal. I'm not trying to knock Howard Dean, and I admire his, ah, individuality. But to call Hillary Clinton unelectable, and then blather on about Howard Dean is kind of like .... well, I don't need to patronize you. It's foolish.
Third, saying that Bill Clinton wrecked the Democratic Party is kind of like saying that Terry Francona wrecked the Red Sox. Yeah, there's a lot that you or I would do differently, but Clinton was a heck of a lot more successful than most other Dems have been probably since LBJ, and I don't feel like I'm going out on a limb with that one.
Fourth, if you're going to say that Clinton wrecked the Democratic Party, you better, as Uncle June says, come heavy, or don't come at all. Don't come with statements like Clinton failed to get more than 50% of the vote. It's idiotic on many levels, especially since the guy faced something rare in politics -- a legit third party candidate. Good luck to anyone getting 50% of the vote in that case.
Fifth, blaming Clinton for killing off the "Jesse Jackson wing" of the party is just bizzarre. Seriously, what impact has Jesse Jackson REALLY had, other than grandstanding on behalf of Tawana Brawley and other causes that are foolish at best. Oh, I forgot, his grandstanding in the bloody shirt while holding Dr. King has been mentioned in multiple rap songs. Bully for him!
If Clinton's sole achievement was to kill off that particular jackass wing of the Democratic party, that wouldn't be so bad.
As far as I'm concerned, Markos Moulitsas can take his "netroots" and stick them somewhere unelectable.