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  • Obama's populist pitch fizzles - "2014 might not be the year for Democrats"

    03/26/2014 5:22:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    President Obama’s populist economic pitch is fizzling. The White House hoped to hammer Republicans this year on an array of pocketbook issues centered on hiking the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, an effort meant to appeal to independents and rally Democrats to the polls. Three months in, Obama’s approval ratings are flailing in the low 40s, and Senate Democrats haven’t even been able to unify their 55 members on a minimum wage bill. That’s made it tougher to contrast the positions of Democrats with Republicans in an election year that is shaping up to be about the healthcare law...
  • Did MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Murder A Young Intern He Was Having An Extramarital Affair With?

    01/15/2013 5:49:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 1/15/13 | Pat Dollard
    Related – WATCH: Joe Scarborough Goes Off On Mika Brzezinski Excerpted from LegalSchnauzer: Many Americans probably have forgotten, or never knew, that a 28-year-old female staff member was found dead in the summer of 2001 in the office of U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL). Officials in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, determined that Lori Klausutis died from an accident. The mainstream press largely ignored the case, but our review of several investigative reports indicates the official finding is highly questionable. Does that mean Joe Scarborough is a murderer? No. But we suspect someone who had access to Scarborough’s office in 2001...
  • A Closer Look at Those Wisconsin Exit Polls

    06/07/2012 10:46:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Sean Trende
    The Democrats emerged from Tuesday's recall election with two consolation prizes. The first is that they flipped a seat in the Wisconsin state Senate, taking control of that body (which won’t convene again until after the 2012 elections). The second, and most frequently cited, is that exit polls found President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney by seven points in Wisconsin. As Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos summarized, “[a] seven-point lead, Obama over 50 percent, despite lacking participation of one of Obama's biggest constituencies (young voters), does not suggest a particularly close race this November. If Republicans want to dump their millions...
  • Many Liberals Reject Markos Moulitsas's Anti-Conservative Book

    09/02/2010 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Many Liberals Reject Markos Moulitsas's Anti-Conservative Book Max Fisher Max Fisher Thu Sep 2, 8:06 am ET WASHINGTON, DC – A number of liberal writers are condemning American Taliban, the just-released book by prominent liberal blogger and political organizer Markos Moulitsas. Moulitsas, also known as Kos and the chief of prominent website Daily Kos, argues in his book that elements of the U.S. conservative movement are akin to the Taliban, a militant terrorist group responsible for thousands of deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some liberals--though certainly not all--think that's a bad idea. Here's why. The book's official description reads, "America's...
  • SEIU, Daily Kos Form Polling Partnership

    03/08/2011 9:13:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 8, 2011 | Kyle Trygstad
    President Barack Obama’s approval and favorable polling numbers will be tested and released each week in a new polling partnership formed between the Service Employees International Union and Daily Kos, a liberal online community. The polling, conducted by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, will be published each Tuesday on dailykos.com and feature testing on Congress, the generic Congressional ballot, Obama’s re-election and the two major political parties. Polling on “key races” will also be conducted, according to a press release announcing the partnership. “Rather than sit around and have know-nothing pundits and politicians in DC tell us what the American...
  • Markos Blames Palin for Giffords Shooting—There’s Just 1 Problem: Kos Put a Bulls Eye on Giffords

    01/09/2011 9:04:12 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 20 replies
    Patterico.com ^ | 1/8/2011 | Patterico
    Markos Moulitsas, doing the “Right Wingers Are Responsible for This Violent Act!”Naturally, putting a bulls eye on someone isn’t actually violent rhetoric. Stuff like this is just invoked by soulless ghouls to make a cheap political point. If you want actual violent rhetoric, you’d have to to go . . . well, Kos himself: That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries. [sic] They aren’t in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them. Now that’s violent...
  • Daily Kos Founder ‘Long Ago’ Cut Off Contact With White House

    12/20/2010 9:31:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/20/10 | Jim Geraghty
    On page A3 of today’s Washington Post: Another liberal movement leader, Daily Kos blog founder Markos Moulitsas, said he “long ago” cut off contact with the White House. “It’s clear that they want to double down on their capitulation strategy,” he said in an e-mail. Those words are written in English, but I cannot seem to get them to make sense in that order. The staff of the leader of the free world, with the world’s most powerful bully pulpit, in service of a president whose persuasive and oratorical abilities are endlessly touted, find themselves needing the assistance of the...
  • The significance of 1773: Moron leftists mock Palin, embarrass themselves (Gwen Ifill is dumb!)

    10/19/2010 1:15:18 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 36 replies · 2+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | Tuesday October 19, 2010 | michellemalkin
    Sarah Palin wisely warned Tea Party activists to keep working hard right up until Election Day — and not to “party like it’s 1773″ yet. Intellectually superior leftists from Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas to PBS “moderator”/Obama cheerleader Gwen Ifill took to Twitter to snicker about Palin’s historical illiteracy. But it’s the Palin-bashers who humiliated themselves, “Ummm” yourself, nitwit. Of course they wouldn’t know when the Tea Party occurred. They’re too busy wallowing in teabagging jokes and hate smears.
  • Markos Book Covers You Were Never Meant To See

    08/09/2010 11:01:21 PM PDT · by absentee · 14 replies
    RedState ^ | 8/9/10 | Caleb Howe
    Markos has a new book coming out calling the American Right the Taliban, and the cover looks oddly familiar ...
  • Confronting Jew Hatred on Daily Kos: Are They Nazis?

    07/30/2010 8:00:15 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Well, no. Of course, they are not Nazis. That is, they are not members of the National Socialist German Workers Party (that’s not quite possible, now is it?) nor are they modern day Neo-Nazi white supremacists. They are, for the most part, leftists who claim to hate war, favor environmental regulation, women’s rights, gay rights, and the entire hodge-podge of issues, including an anti-racist agenda, that makes up what we call the “progressive movement.” And, yet, on the foremost website devoted to electing Democrats, with over 250,000 registered users, they allow a malicious and vocal minority to drive the Israel-Palestine...
  • More Kos-MSNBC Drama: Phil Griffin Bans Markos From Guest Appearances [Too Crazy for MSNBC]

    07/07/2010 12:27:07 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/07/10 | Lachlan Markay
    When you're too crazy for MSNBC… Markos Moulitsas, founder of the far-left blog Daily Kos, announced today that he has been "blacklisted" by MSNBC for taunting "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough. "I just don't know how one could reasonably expect to be welcomed onto our network while publicly antagonizing one of our hosts at the same time," MSNBC president Phil Griffin told Moulitsas. JoeNBC: The Sestak story is as unbelievable a cover story as Nixon throwing little Checkers under the bus. A farce on it's face. Luckily for the White House, the media has been negligent on this story since...
  • Markos charges polling fraud

    We contracted with Research 2000 to conduct polling and to provide us with the results of their surveys. Based on the report of the statisticians, it's clear that we did not get what we paid for. We were defrauded by Research 2000, and while we don't know if some or all of the data was fabricated or manipulated beyond recognition, we know we can't trust it. Meanwhile, Research 2000 has refused to offer any explanation. Early in this process, I asked for and they offered to provide us with their raw data for independent analysis — which could potentially exculpate...
  • Truth Is The First Casualty Of Kos

    05/06/2010 8:49:51 AM PDT · by careyb · 15 replies · 491+ views
    ChamberPost ^ | 5/6/10 | Brad Peck
    Truth is the First Casualty of Kos by Brad PeckLast Friday Markos Moulitsas, the Kos in DailyKos, put up a fundraising post titled "AR-Sen: Hell to Pay: Chamber-backed group runs racist ad against Bill Halter." After displaying the ad the bulk of the post starts with "The group running this ad is funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce..." Ok. Let's stop there, because the group "Americans for Job Security" is neither backed nor funded by the U.S Chamber, nor did we provide any funding for political or issue ads to them*. As I told Kos: On Tue, May 4,...
  • Daily Kos Kook Founder Says Americans Should Shut Up And Take It (Whew! Thems fighting words.)

    04/22/2010 1:59:54 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 14 replies · 615+ views
    David Horowitz's News Reel Blog ^ | 22 April 2010 | Matthew Vadum
    Tea Party supporters should shut up and let President Obama destroy America if they know what’s good for them, a prominent leftist agitator says. On his TV show Glenn Beck highlighted recent remarks made by propagandist Markos Moulitsas, founder of the vile, hateful left-wing website, Daily Kos. (video not available; transcript here) Moulitsas said I mean, this is what the people voted for. And it’s one thing to oppose it on policy. It’s another thing to use the kind of exterminationist, eliminationist rhetoric that they are using in appealing to violence and that sort of thing. So many lies. Where...
  • Schultz-Matthews Spat? Ed Invites Kos To Conk Chris

    12/18/2009 4:10:03 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 1,095+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like traditions of comity are coming apart . . First Al Franken refuses to give Joe Lieberman another minute on the Senate floor. Now Ed Schultz invites a guest on his show for the express purpose of taking shots at fellow MSNBCer Chris Matthews! On yesterday's Hardball, Matthews criticized the netroots who are trashing the watered-down ObamaCare bill. "I don't consider them Democrats," said Matthews, dismissing them as "troublemakers." Concluded Chris: "they get their giggles sitting in the back seat and bitching." On his show this evening, Schultz invited netroot-in-chief Markos Moulitsas on to fire back at Matthews. Not...
  • To Kos, Taliban's Real Crime Is Being Un-PC

    11/25/2009 6:49:10 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 683+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Want to understand the liberal mind? Check out Daily Kos creator Markos Moulitsas on this evening's Schultz show . . Why does Kos say he hates the Taliban? Because they aided and abetted Osama Bin Laden in the murder of thousands of Americans? Nope. That they are actively involved in killing American troops in Afghanistan? Guess again. No, the Taliban's real crime is that . . . they're not PC. Not feminist. Not gay-friendly. Hell, they might even be opposed to stem cell research. Oh, and for good measure, Kos calls conservative Republicans like Michelle Bachmann "the American Taliban." What...
  • Oops! Daily Kos 'Unendorses' Scozzafava in NY-23 After Original Endorsement Backfires

    10/30/2009 6:06:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies · 1,934+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 30, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oops! Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, has discovered that his endorsement can be political poison. Such was the case with his endorsement at the beginning of this month of the very liberal Republican candidate, Dede Scozzafava, in the New York 23rd CD special election: Club for Growth darling Doug Hoffman is running on the Conservative Party line, and has even garnered the endorsement of Fred Thompson. The guy has legitimate traction, fueled by the fact that Dede Scozzafava, the Republican, is actually the most liberal candidate in the race. (Heck, she has run on the very liberal Working...
  • Markos Moulitsas

    09/03/2009 3:50:25 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 17 replies · 1,156+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 09032009 | TDC
    Markos (An Atheist, born in Chicago, and educated in Berkeley, California) Moulitsas said:
  • BOMBSHELL & FREEPER CALL TO ACTION on Daily Kos & Vancouver Sun Reporter [Hot Links @ #208]

    07/12/2009 9:10:49 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 1,953 replies · 77,974+ views
    Various Posting online found through Google ^ | July 12, 2009 | Joinedafterattack
    <p>Freepers, get the word out loud and wide. The Vancouver Sun "journalist" Chris Parry that defamed Jim Robinson and FreeRepublic is none other than radical left blogger "Hollywoodoz" at the Daily Kos. In addition to writting for the Vancouver Sun, Chris is a frustrated and failed internet entrepreneur, having launched many websites and blogs, all of which have virtually no traffic, following, or success. Chris also writes movie reviews, though these are pretty lame.</p>
  • Rebutting the Democrats' Fearful and Intolerant Attacks on Sarah Palin [facts check research]

    09/04/2008 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Tolik · 32 replies · 919+ views
    americanthinker.com ^ | September 04, 2008 | Patrick J. Casey
    Since the first article on American Thinker warning about the forthcoming types of attacks on Sarah Palin was posted last Friday (Defending Against the First Attacks on Sarah Palin), the assault has come fast and furious from both the media and the Democrats. Perhaps the only surprising thing about it has been, however, the depravity of the attacks.   While the campaign against Governor Palin has been viscious, certainly more so than any I can remember previous, it has managed to expose the soft underbelly of the Democratic Party, including the mainstream media. The Left is, at its heart, a movement...
  • McCain Campaign: News Media Demanding DNA Testing of Palin Family

    09/02/2008 8:04:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 381 replies · 1,356+ views
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 | Kristinn
    McCain presidential campaign strategist Steve Schmidt went on the record with the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz today, revealing the depths to which the mainstream media has sunk in their efforts to destroy the family of Republican vice presidential pick Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.Schmidt said that the campaign has been deluged with demands from reporters that the Palin family submit to DNA testing to assuage baseless rumors promulgated by the Democratic party's favorite website, the Daily Kos.Schmidt accused the media of being "on a mission to destroy" Sarah Palin.Kurtz writes that Markos Moulitsas, the founder of the Daily Kos, believes the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-18-08 (KOmmie KOs KOnfronts KOmmieland Klinton Klan)

    03/18/2008 6:51:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies · 742+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 18, 2008 | Markos Moulitsas, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Last week the Hillary supporters at the Daily KOs went on STRIKE and this week KOmmie KOs responds with a THREAD titled, "The Clinton civil war." So let us now join the KOmmie KOs counterattack in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, enjoying the War Between the Democrats, is in the [brackets]: ...this site has also been hostile to the corrosive consultant class that gave us our timid and weak party until Howard Dean shook it up in 2004. [But not hostile to those lucrative consultant fees collected on the sly by Unknown Jerome.] Now I'm...
  • Reader Reactions to Two New Newsweek Contributors Vary Dramatically (Rove and Moulitsas)

    11/20/2007 6:49:44 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies · 85+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 20, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps nothing better illustrates the mental divide between left and right in this country than by the starkly different reactions to the Newsweek blogs of new columnists, Markos Moulitsas and Karl Rove. The articles they wrote for Newsweek have already been covered in depth by Noel Sheppard which you can read here and here. It is the reactions to each of these columnists that are quite fascinating to read. In the case of Markos Moulitsas, the reactions from conservatives in the comments section were rather low key and primarily took the form of expressing policy differences. At the worst a few commenters...
  • Rove to Write for Newsweek

    11/15/2007 3:15:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 191+ views
    NewsMax ^ | November 15, 2007 | Staff
    Less than three months after he left his post as the White House’s deputy chief of staff, Karl Rove has agreed to become a Newsweek contributor and will pen opinion pieces for the magazine and its Web site. Rove will turn out several columns on the 2008 campaign up until inauguration day, according to the Washington Post. In a statement, Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham said: “Newsweek has a long tradition of asking practitioners and opinion-makers to offer our readers the benefits of their experience in occasional opinion essays. “Whether one agrees or disagrees with Karl, there is no arguing that...
  • Kos Traffic Numbers Inflated by 60% [ "Phony" Stats Report! ]

    10/07/2007 3:19:23 PM PDT · by melt · 53 replies · 1,741+ views
    patrickruffini.com ^ | 10/03/07 | Patrick Ruffini
    Yesterday, I had the good “fortune” of being frontpaged on Daily Kos. The post sat atop the site for two hours. According to Google Analytics, the link produced 1,164 visitors yesterday. For the traffic behemoth Kos is portrayed as, that seems low, especially since he linked to two posts of mine. I went and looked at other notable traffic spikes this year, and this one isn’t really even close to some other blockbuster links. For instance, A Marc Ambinder link (linked to by Andrew Sullivan) to my 2008 Wire videowall produced 2,205 visits on June 5th. A link from the...
  • Daily Kos Posters Berated by Founder for being Gullible Fools

    09/03/2007 11:45:20 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 67 replies · 3,031+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 3, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    How pathetic are the posters on a large blog when its own founder berates them for being gullible fools for being easily scammed by an obviously phony story? Such was the case with the posters on the favorite "progressive" blog of the MSM, the Daily Kos, when its founder, Markos Moulitsas, tore into them for being suckers because they fell for a story about a supposed imminent U.S. invasion of Iran based on the fantasies of a blogger with a history of fabulist tall tales. To add insult to injury, Moulitsas even cited a "rightwing" blog to discredit the thread...
  • Democrats and Cannibals: The Kos kids try but fail to devour party moderates

    08/16/2007 9:13:17 PM PDT · by gpapa · 19 replies · 1,224+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | August 17, 2007 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar is today fond of quoting a famous Lyndon Johnson line: "You know the difference between cannibals and liberals? Cannibals only eat their enemies." Mr. Cuellar would know, having found himself the main course on liberals' election menu just last year. A centrist Democrat who is pro-business, free-trade and strong on law enforcement, the congressman was designated an apostate by the left-wing Netroots crowd. They decamped to his district and bankrolled a liberal primary challenger. Mr. Cuellar triumphed, though Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas would later swagger on his blog: "So we didn't kill off Cuellar. But...
  • Markos Moulitsas to Debate Harold Ford Jr. on ‘Meet the Press’

    08/11/2007 5:00:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies · 1,245+ views
    Markos Moulitsas to Debate Harold Ford Jr. on ‘Meet the Press’ By Noel Sheppard | August 11, 2007 - 19:33 ET After the press spent last weekend gushing over liberal bloggers with nothing but glowing coverage of the YearlyKos convention in Chicago, the media's fascination with the Netroots continued with reckless abandon this weekend. On Saturday, the Washington Post published an op-ed by Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, to be followed by a debate on Sunday's "Meet the Press" between the head Kossack and the chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, Harold Ford, Jr. Are media recognizing the power of...
  • Kos Curiously Coy on Connecticut Contest

    08/04/2006 6:59:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 817+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 4, 2006 - 21:39 John Fund of the good old Wall Street Journal talking up the impact of the blogs on the Dem Connecticut primary. Mega-blogger Markos Moulitsas Zúniga of the Daily Kos talking it down. The odd couple, guests on this evening's Hardball, engaged in some serious media gender-bending. Fund went first, and overflowed with praise for the role the blogs have played in the race: Fund: "I think [the blogs' impact has] been very significant. I offer a tip of the hat to them. They have taken the former vice-presidential candidate and created a...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-22-06 (KOs KOverup Exposure Makes KOs Go BERSERK!!!)

    06/22/2006 7:33:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 110 replies · 2,173+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 22, 2006 | Kos, Kommies, and PJ-Comix
    The KOs volcano has just EXPLODED over the EXPOSURE by The New Republic's Jason Zengerle that Markos Moulitsas sent out a secret e-mail to fellow "progressives" to help him STONEWALL the Blogola SCANDAL that has engulfed him. Here is the text of the secret Stonewall "Townhouse" e-mail: The YearlyKos media people have already forced corrections at Slate and NY Times (Suellentrop's blog). There has been some serious overreach by the few outlets that picked up this story (which as I mentioned before has been shopped around). It was interesting how this one piddly-ass story was used to try and...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-21-06 (Head KOmmie KOs Reacts To Exploding Blogola Scandal)

    06/21/2006 5:42:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 129 replies · 2,114+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 21, 2006 | Kos, Kommies, and PJ-Comix
    The rapidly EXPLODING Blogola scandal which has engulfed the Daily Kos as chronicled in yesterday's EDITION of the DUmmie FUnnies is the hot talk of the Blogosphere. Of course, this big scandal is nowhere to be seen in the MSM. However, the shocking Blogola revelations appearing in such blogs as DONKEY CONS and the RIEHL WORLD VIEW have caused the Head KOmmie, Markos Moulitsas, to react by going into the denial mode as you can see in this THREAD titled, "Consulting." So let us now watch the Head KOmmie try to talk his way out of the Blogola scandal...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-20-06 (KOmmie KOs Engulfed In Blogola Scandal)

    06/20/2006 7:21:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 89 replies · 1,536+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 20, 2006 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    The Daily Kos Blogola scandal is now heating up in the Blogosphere but has yet to make its way into the MSM. To sum up, head KOmmie Markos Moulitsas Zuniga and his sleazebag partner, Jerome Armstrong, are now accused of whoring out themselves and the KOmmieland blog for money in exchange for happy talk for those candidates willing to shell out for "consulting fees." The Pay for Blog Play scam works like this: a politician pays Armstrong's Political Technologies LLC firm "consulting fees" which result in (surprise, surprise) enthusiastic postings for that politico in KOmmieland by KOs. This Blogola...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 6/10 - 6/11/06 (not the live thread)

    06/09/2006 7:48:33 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 25 replies · 736+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/09/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th, 2006 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows on 6/11/006.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Yeah, yeah, a minor annoyance was murdered by the ruthless US military and Bushitler.  So what?Did you get a look at the hunk, Al Gore, with Steponallofus last week?  Talk about Presidential! Topics: Amb. L. Paul Bremer on al-Zarqawi's death and the fight for IraqRep. Reynolds vs....
  • Inside the Cult of Kos

    06/06/2006 10:36:00 AM PDT · by Peach · 143 replies · 4,080+ views
    Time magazine ^ | June 5, 2006 | ANA MARIE COX
    "If I cared what commenters said, I'd kill myself." In the high-octane non-stop flame war that is the political blogosphere, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga knows how to get attention. He's kidding, of course. We're talking about the rhetorical excesses that can spill out of the impassioned debate that takes place on his creation, DailyKos.com, the world's most popular political blog. Compact and wiry, Moulitsas, 34, exudes quivering intensity. He speaks in staccato paragraphs, punctuated by intense stares and a raised eyebrow. His eyes bulge slightly outward, as if reacting to the pressure of all the ideas inside his head. Many of...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 6/3 - 6/4/06 (not the live thread)

    06/02/2006 7:15:19 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 31 replies · 1,042+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/2/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/3 - 6/4/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Everything wrong on the planet is the fault of the United States (George W. Bush)Anyone who doesn't bow down before the god of Global Warming must be burned at the stake crucified (burning at the stake would add to the greenhouse gasses)Al Gore is the once and future President (we was robbed... a Kennedy...
  • Hillary Clinton:Too much of a Clinton Democrat?(a particularly uncourageous candidate.Moonbat Alert)

    05/09/2006 4:51:57 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 9 replies · 432+ views
    Op Ed News Blog ^ | May 7, 2006 | Joel Peskoff
    Markos Moulitsas is right on target with his analysis of Hillary. Even though she represents the second most liberal state in the union, she’s a particularly uncourageous candidate. Although New Yorkers are overwhelmingly against the Iraq War, Hillary has yet to hear her speak forcefully against the war or defend the war against critics. That’s what spirited politicians do, either side with critics or explain why critics are wrong. The war is an issue that she completely ducks, which repeats the proven losing strategy of the past that has relegated the Democrats to minority status. The theory that a winning...
  • Hillary Clinton: Too Much of a Clinton Democrat? (Daily Kos Whacko Sez Hillary "Too Conservative")

    05/06/2006 6:33:29 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 951+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 05/07/2006 | Markos Moulitsas
    H illary Clinton has a few problems if she wants to secure the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. She is a leader who fails to lead. She does not appear "electable." But most of all, Hillary has a Bill Clinton problem. (And no, it's not about that. ) Moving into 2008, Republicans will be fighting to shake off the legacy of the Bush years: the jobless recovery, the foreign misadventures, the nightmarish fiscal mismanagement, the Katrina mess, unimaginable corruption and an imperial presidency with little regard for the Constitution or the rule of law. Every Democratic contender will be offering change,...
  • Once More Unto the Breach The Angry Left takes on a moderate Democrat--and loses.

    03/16/2006 12:59:34 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 828+ views
    OpinionJournal-Cross Country(from WSJ.com) ^ | Thursday, March 16, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST | Jonathan Gurwitz
    SAN ANTONIO--More than one political venture has met an unseemly end in the hardscrabble landscape of South Texas. It was here, in 1948, that Box 13 gave Lyndon Johnson a dubious 87-vote primary victory, crushing former Gov. Coke Stevenson's Senate aspirations. It was here, two years ago, that a bitter primary fight for a House seat shattered a friendship between two Hispanic Democrats. And it was here, this month, in a rematch of that contest, that a blogger-led quest to defeat a mainstream Democrat and drive the party further to the left smashed head-on into the realities of local politics....
  • Kos Call (PoS profile)

    12/23/2005 2:03:18 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 41 replies · 1,381+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | Jan-Feb 2006 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    For America's number one liberal blogger politics is like sports: It's all about winning. I hate Washington,” says Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. Many people, of course, say that they hate Washington. Jay Leno says so. So do Rush Limbaugh and Monica Lewinsky. But Moulitsas, who is the world's biggest political blogger, says it differently, with a freshly arrived-at and deeply felt zeal, as if he himself has discovered the place and its pathologies anew. When Moulitsas says Washington, he's not talking about Bush's Washington with its pitched partisan camps and pay-to-play ethos. He's talking about Democratic Washington: the liberal Ivy League...
  • "WHY ARE CONSERVATIVES SO AFRAID?"

    01/03/2006 7:22:45 AM PST · by Valin · 87 replies · 2,622+ views
    The Corner ^ | 1/3/06 | Byron York
    In a stunning new statement, the enormously influential left-wing blogger Markos Moulitsas attacks the very basis for the war on terror, attributing American efforts to prevent future terrorist attacks not to national security concerns but to...conservative cowardice. In a piece entitled "Why are conservatives so afraid?", Moulitsas argues that conservatives simply aren't man enough to stand up to another terrorist attack, and therefore infringe on American civil liberties to save their own skins. "These blowhard pretend to be macho," Moulitsas writes, "even as they piddle on themselves in abject terror from every 'boo' that comes out of Osama bin Laden's...
  • A different noise(Free Republic Mentioned)

    09/28/2004 7:40:12 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 62 replies · 1,781+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | September 28, 2004 | Markos Moulitsas
    Gore learned this the hard way, as he faced a campaign of character assassination pushed by the right and abetted by a lazy-to-hostile press corps: Gore said he was the inspiration for Love Story. Gore invented the Internet. Gore exaggerated. Gore was boring. Of course, all of this criticism was flat-out wrong or grossly out of proportion to the alleged infraction, but it didn't matter: the media landscape offered no respite. In the US, talk radio was and remains a bastion of rightwing lunacy. Television coverage had become an extension of the Republican party, not just because of the influence...