Daily Kos

By Ryan Robertson | October 24, 2012 | 5:41 PM EDT

On Tuesday's edition of MSNBC's The Ed Show, all but official Obama campaign surrogates Ed Schultz and Richard Wolffe discussed the third and final presidential debate. Both declared the president a clear winner and insulted the intelligence of anyone who would disagree. Failing to recognize the irony of what they were doing for Obama, Schultz criticized the Romney campaign for declaring victory -- as if it defied all logic.

"Romney's camp is spinning last night as a victory for him," he said. "What about that? I mean, do they really think the American people are that stupid?" [ video below, MP3 audio available here ]

By Matt Hadro | October 23, 2012 | 5:01 PM EDT

Guess who loves CNN's Soledad O'Brien? The liberals at the Daily Kos! They think she's "the best thing to happen to journalism" and have suggested starting a petition for her to supplant David Gregory as host of NBC's Meet the Press.

"Sure, O'Brien does criticize the Tea Party and others in the GOP heavily but that doesn't necessarily make her a partisan. I mean, she's a frickin' journalist," wrote member "pipsorcle." Yes, even the Daily Kos admits that O'Brien goes after the GOP an awful lot.

By Matthew Balan | October 21, 2012 | 4:09 PM EDT

Gateway Pundit blog and Michelle Malkin's Twitchy site both reported on Saturday how Ryan Clayton, a far left contributor to DailyKos and Huffington Post, was escorted out a Friday night showing of the documentary, Hating Breitbart, in Arlington, Virginia, for his outbursts during the opening minutes of the film. Clayton actually makes an appearance in the movie, where he shouted bogus allegations of cocaine use and soliciting male prostitutes at Breitbart in 2011.

I actually played a part in getting the leftist booted out of the theater. I went to the 10:20 pm showing at the invitation of Jason Jones of Movie to Movement, who is a good friend and a former boss. I sat towards the back of the theater, as many of the seats were filled by the time I entered. When the documentary started, Clayton somehow thought it was appropriate to add his own commentary track and laughed like a hyena at various points. I spoke up and told him to stop talking. But he didn't stop.

By Tom Johnson | October 13, 2012 | 6:23 AM EDT

There are plenty of reasonable explanations for why Republicans have a hard time winning over black voters. Leave it to a Kossack to offer an unreasonable explanation: that today's GOP "looks and acts like a white supremacist lynch mob." That blogger also likens Ann Coulter to a rabid weasel and presents her as one of the leading apologists for this violently racist party.

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

By Tom Johnson | October 6, 2012 | 6:38 AM EDT

This past week's presidential debate put at least two Kossacks in mind of throwing punches and caused another to reflect upon which group Republicans hate more: women or those who pay no income taxes.

And why do leftists hate all the liberal debate moderators, like first-timer Candy Crowley of CNN? As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

By Tim Graham | September 29, 2012 | 11:18 AM EDT

Mark Sumner at the Daily Kos demands that reporters point out that supply-side economics is a complete fantasy. "Any politician who promises to right the economy through cutting taxes on the wealthy might as well invoke the Easter Bunny, and any reporter who fails to point this out is failing the public."

Conservatives believe in a supply-side Sasquatch? "There is a difference between believing in the existence of Bigfoot and counting on reducing taxes on the rich as a way to boost the economy. Bigfoot is simply very, very unlikely. Conservative economics are a myth." The Reagan Recovery is a myth?

By Tom Johnson | September 21, 2012 | 11:03 PM EDT

Kossacks notice things the rest of us don't, or maybe they just imagine things that aren't there. This past week, one picked up on the supposedly racist subtext of Mitt Romney's 47-percent comments, while another smelled a "fetid odor of fascism coming from Lord Romney's castle" (and also announced that he's "ready to compare Romney to Hitler").

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym. Daily Kos Week in Review will return in two weeks.

By Tom Johnson | September 15, 2012 | 6:50 AM EDT

This past week, Kossacks weighed in on the GOP presidential nominee's Libya/Egypt comments, reflected on the madness and/or fanatical religiosity of conservatives, and lauded a currently showless lefty cable-TV host.

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

By Tom Johnson | September 8, 2012 | 6:46 AM EDT

Several Kossacks spent part of their Labor Day weekend or the week of the Democratic convention pondering the allegedly poor mental health of Republicans. One dared to assert that a specific event -- Bill Clinton's 1992 defeat of George H. W. Bush -- made GOPers lose their minds.

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.


By Tim Graham | September 6, 2012 | 2:27 PM EDT

The left-wing hysteria over how well the Democratic Convention is going has completely overtaken the senses of bloggers scribbling at the Daily Kos. In his regular “Cheers and Jeers” blog, the gay activist and “booger of change” known as Bill in Portland, Maine can already see a massive polling bounce approaching:

CHEERS to Night 3 This is it, kids," he wrote. "The final night before Gallup announces the 20-point Democratic bounce.  First, from the Scranton suburb of Delaware...weighing in at give-or-take 180 pounds: Joe ‘Scrappy Pappy Mad Dog Ham Bone Unleash Him and Turn Him Loose’ Biden! "

By Tom Johnson | September 3, 2012 | 8:47 AM EDT

The week of the Republican convention found Kossacks reflecting on what they already believed about the party: that its members are plutocratic racists and its vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a lying sociopath.

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

By Tom Johnson | August 26, 2012 | 2:19 PM EDT

Todd Akin may not know much about biology, but this week one Kossack sounded awfully uninformed herself on abortion and related issues. Another claimed that one of the major parties (hint: not the Democrats) is, in effect, pro-rape.

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.