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Friday, August 19th, 2005
Pointing to the results of the latest Daily Kos straw poll (with Wesley Clark solidly in first, followed by Russ Feingold), the Kos himself informs us that this shows the radical fire-breathing Kossacks to be…well, his words:
Problem is, Feingold [sic] still only at 16 percent, not exactly a ringing netroots endorsement for his bold Iraq stance.
If we were a single-issue or ideology-driven community, Feingold would be running away with this thing. He’s unequivically against the war, cast the lone vote against the Patriot Act, and is the only true progressive in the current mix. And he can only muster 16 percent?
My thesis still holds. We are not an ideological community. We’re a practical one.
Ahem…well, yes, Markos…practical. That explains your oh-so-practical worship of Howard Dean, the non-ideological pragmatist. Of course, it fits in perfectly with your 0-for-13 showing in elections by candidates you explicitly raise money for (practical, but unelectable?).
Of course, we know much, much better…Markos and his band are among the most blindingly hateful, partisan, and vicious attack dogs in all of politics. If Wesley Clark has the support of almost a third of these guys, you can put a fork in him…he may make the headlines, but he doesn’t have a prayer of getting the nomination, much less the Presidency.
Then there is this gem:
In case anyone is wondering about Clark’s rise in support in July — it was an issue of wording the question. I made clear in that post that neither Dean nor Gore would be running in 2008, hence the movement from “no freakin’ clue” and “other” to Clark.
Notice the wording: I made it clear. I – Markos – made it clear. Did you bother checking with either Mr. Dean or Mr. Gore before making that clear? Do you not know that politicians are notorious for denying interest in races they later enter?
Here is the level of Kossack support for Bayh and Warner, the two candidates that the truly practical Democrat would be most likely to support (did someone say Lieberman? Ha!):
Thus, this weekend, I will correspondingly raise the odds on both of them; if Kos and his pals are this opposed to them, they have a legitimate shot at going the distance…
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