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Kos locutus est

By Michael J. Smith on Wednesday July 2, 2008 12:58 PM

Mr Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, the cult chief of Daily Kos, has seen fit to administer a spanky to the next President of the United States. Many of his followers are very upset with him:
Rewarding good behavior

So many of you are upset that I pulled back my credit card last night, making a last minute decision to hold back on a $2,300 contribution to Obama. Let me explain further:

First of all, obviously Obama is a great candidate who is running a great 50-state race. That much cannot be denied. But he's had a rough couple of weeks.

First, he reversed course and capitulated on FISA....

Then, he took his not-so-veiled swipe at MoveOn in his "patriotism" speech.

Finally, he reinforced right-wing and media talking points that Wes Clark had somehow impugned McCain's military service....

Kos always had a soft spot for Wesley Clark. I don't know why. I don't think I want to know why.

Kos continues:

...[T]here is a line between "moving to the center" and stabbing your allies in the back out of fear of being criticized. And, of late, he's been doing a lot of unecessary stabbing....

I'm not going to start praising Nader or Barr. I'll still vote for [Obama]. Yadda, yadda, yadda. At the end of the day, I'm pretty irrelevant in the whole affair. Obama is going to raise a ton of dough and win this thing whether I send him money or not.

Ultimately, he's currently saying that he doesn't need people like me to win this thing, and he's right. He doesn't. If they've got polling or whatnot that says that this is his best path to victory, so much the better. I want him to win big....

Others will happily pick up the slack. We're headed toward a massive Democratic wave, and what I decide to do with my money means next to nothing....

Let me see if I've got this right. Kos correctly feels that he and his coterie have been "stabbed in the back," seduced and abandoned, thrown aside with every mark of contempt now that their modest usefulness is over. But he still wants the stabber to win; plans to vote for him; may yet send him the money.

Something very strange going on in those brains.

Comments (5)

Nicholas Hart:

He's a masokost?

Consumerism begets militarism; if you consume politics (rather than produce it), you buy off the rack.


In the cobwebs of that mind, never has irrelevance been more relevant, I guess.

plato's cave:

This is what is what is called "love addiction". He realizes he's been used by O, the loved-one no longer needs "people like" him, with his puny $2,300, and yet he plans to vote for him, because O is such a wonderful person.

I know all about this, because this was how I felt about my 9th grade girlfriend.


I suffered from "love addiction" once. I recall sensing deeply that absolution would come if I drove spikes through my hand. Maybe Kos feels kinship with a bearded guy on a stick. It wouldn't be the first time he's indulged the messiah complex.

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