Daily Kos Week in Review: Ten Years After

Think back a decade, to eight and a half months after 9/11, to those "dark days when an oppressive and war-crazed administration suppressed all dissent as unpatriotic and treasonous." OK, that's not how conservatives remember the America of that spring, but it's how Markos Moulitsas felt, and that feeling led him, on May 26, 2002, to start Daily Kos.  
 
The big anniversary notwithstanding, this past week some Kossacks sounded pessimistic regarding not only the fall elections but also the effort to recall Scott Walker.  As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

CitizenKane: The GOP has won before anyone votes
 
...No matter what happens in november, this is the election that we have lost. Half of our population has become puppets of corporate greed and contrived ignorance...[T]his was never a short term battle for the WH or control of the senate. It has always been about winning on the ground. Getting good and hard working Americans to turn off their brains and to follow blindly. Getting old white bigots to act upon the worst of their natures and call it freedom...

Luhks: Plutocracy is in effect

...In Wisconsin right now, we're starting to see how a true post-Citizens United election environment operates. Walker, based on his record, should be trailing by around 20 points. But, when you can purchase the media, when you can drown the opposition in a sea of corporate cash, his record disappears. Walker will win by around 10 points...Make no mistake, that 2012 election was decided two years earlier by five men in black robes...

We will never see another Democratic president in our lifetimes after Obama. We will never see another Democratic majority in either house of Congress in any of our lifetimes. We will never see a Democratic majority on the Supreme Court for centuries. The robber barons will decide which puppets to install...

MinistryOfTruth: Walker is the first domino
 
...If Scott Walker [wins] the recall election it will embolden every Corporatist politician in America to kick the effort to repeal the 20th century into overdrive...Walker is the new prototype Citizens United Koch fueled corporatist overlord that is being unveiled across the USA, a bullshit driven hatchet-man for the billionaires who takes bribes, breaks laws and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wall Street...

GreenMother: Republicans are increasingly theological...

...The weird mixture of anti-intellectualism with misogyny has been painfully apparent to me, for the past 20 years...
 
The same mentality that is behind anti-evolution is deeply entwined with the negative campaign against women's sovereignty...

My observations have been, that over the years, since this radical takeover by wingnuts has progressed, that more and more of our legislation harkens back to how many angels dance on the head of a pin, rather than actually, solving real world problems that exist here and now...

LunkHead: ...and their religion is Reaganism

OK, it ain't actually the Holy Prepuce, it's the actual blood of Ronald Reagan:

A vial that reportedly contains blood drawn from President Reagan on the day he was shot in 1981 will not be auctioned off to the highest bidder after all...

The bidding reached in excess of 35 Grand...

While I do think that Republicans have been eager to send society backwards from modernity, I am stunned that they appear to want to go back to before the age of enlightenment.

Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
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