Markos Moulitsas and the Company You Keep

August 26th, 2006 7:47 PM

Well, Republicans may have made a lot of mistakes in the last couple of years, but they're generally not stupid. I predicted months ago that Republicans would soon begin combing the far-left hate-blog Daily Kos as part of their opposition research for the upcoming elections. They would be idiots not to. Prominent Democrats from all over the country have openly aligned with Markos and his group of Blame America First defeatists. Voters have every right to know that information before they walk into the voting booth.

And so, I note, it has begun with the first in-depth look at what Markos and his sycophantic crew of crypto-nazis are really all about.

I notice there are a lot of blasts at whiny defeatist Ned "Hamsher and Markos's Lapdog" Lamont, too. Good. The Lamont Democrats have not yet gotten a tenth the kicking around they deserve. They are are vicious beyond belief. They need to be exposed to the world, for they've been given the role of "kingmakers" in today's Democratic Party. The Democratic Party therefore needs to either answer directly for that, or embrace it and explain why it's a good thing that hatemongering idiots like Markos and his hordes are the future of their party.

By the way, does this mean Democrats shouldn't do opposition research on Republican bloggers? No. I merely note that it's a much bigger challenge, since there is no Republican equivalent to the Daily Kos or Firedoglake or MyDD at the moment. But I'll tell you what, any time you spot a Republican standing smiling next to Ann Coulter or some other slimeball conservative like that, Democrats would be dumb not to point it out prominently.

(And by the way, would I object to the same scrutiny for Dean's World? Hey go nuts. Just so long as the quotes are accurate. Be my guest. I don't see it doing any good though, since I'm not any kind of power broker in any political party.)