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The two faces of Kos

When a uniformed soldier was cut off at the "Yearly Kos" convention of lefties, a few came forward - including the wacko Waco General Wes Clark - to defend it on the basis that military personnel are prohibited from participating in politics while in uniform. [Okay, I know some will suggest his remarks were more in defense of the mission, and not "political" in any meaningful sense other than the paranoia of the far left. I do not disagree, mmmkay?, but the Kossack hypocrisy goes beyond this distinction].

Charles Johnson points out at Little Green Footballs that this is now the official explanation of Daily Kos, although they fail to supply any evidence of political involvement beyond his mere presence at the convention and the word of Clark - who had to be relieved even by Bill Clinton for his gross insubordination less than 90 days before his scheduled retirement.

Charles notes Kos himself had quite a different take less than sixty days ago:


So they'll prosecute me if I wear my Army uniforms to an anti-war protest? Really?

But that's not the point. As we've seen time and time again, we see military personnel, in uniform, all the freakin' time as backdrops to Republican pro-war events -- including with Mr. 28% -- and there haven't been any prosecutions of those folks.

Marine Cpl. Adam Kokesh has already been discharged. He has every right enshrined under the Constitution, including those of free speech and peaceful assembly.

And anyone that thinks otherwise, quite frankly, is legitimately and objectively un-American.


The above was in response to the news the Army was pursuing disciplinary action against a soldier who participated in an antiwar protest while in uniform. Leaving the obvious differences in the cases aside, it is clear that Kos either condemns his convention's actions, or has a double standard.

But that is hardly "Breaking News," so I didn't tag it as such.


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Comments (4)

(cadence -lefty style)<br /... (Below threshold)

(cadence -lefty style)
@KOS - THREE - SIX - FIVE
ONE Plus two is five -- 1 plus -TWO'S FIVE!

YOU THINK YOU GOT FREEDOM OF SPEECH-
YER WRONG !
YOU THINK IT'S THE TRUTH THAT WE TEACH-
SO WRONG !

SOUND-OFF - DAILY KOS!
SOUND-OFF - MSM!
SOUND-OFF - ALL THE LEFT ARE MARXIST TOOLS
SUPPORTED BY SELF HATING FOOLS

One plus two is five --- One plus -TWO'S 5!

Since when did the Kos folk... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

Since when did the Kos folks give a shit about the UCMJ? This is laughable.

Huh, I wonder what the left... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

Huh, I wonder what the lefties are doing in the other post defending this but here, they're strangely absent.

I'm serious, if I had read about lefty-blogosphere types in 1992, I would have been mad at the author for not even coming up with something plausible.
I say 1992 because after watching lefties contort themselves into rhetorical pretzels defending Clinton's many...... pecadilloes, nothing the left can do surprises me anymore.
And I say that as a life-long liberal and long time Democratic voter (I have never voted GOP in my life.. Seriously.)

Veeshir, I too have been wa... (Below threshold)

Veeshir, I too have been waiting all day for one of Wizbang's resident lefties to show up here. The silence is deafening and they're quite conspicuous in their absence.




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