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Kos To Kossacks: We Haven't Been Scummy Enough!

The head Kossack has spoken: the way to help Obama win is to be as disgusting as possible.

I'm not about to revert to writing puff pieces about Obama thinking that his magic "new politics" bullshit will carry us to victory. He may or may not believe that crap, but I don't. We're going to win this thing the way campaigns are won -- by playing hardball. Politics is a blood sport. Republicans understand this and never flinch from flinging the shit. We won't win until we learn to fight back in kind. And I'm more than happy to get down in the mud with our friends on the Right so Obama doesn't have to.

So far, before this pronouncement, Daily Kos has managed to achieve the following:

  • Sarah Palin's youngest son is her grandson -- Trig is actually her daughter's son, possibly by Palin's husband.
  • Sarah Palin belonged to a radical Alaskan separatist group.
  • Sarah Palin tried to ban books at the city library when she was mayor.
  • Sarah Palin slashed funding for helping pregnant teens.
  • Sarah Palin slashed funding for special needs students.

All these either started or were heavily pushed by diarists at Daily Kos, and spread around the internet at the speed of light. I'd link to each of the original articles, but Kos has a policy that when an article proves too embarrassing, they delete it, attempting to destroy any evidence that it ever happened. (In legal matters, this is known as "obstruction of justice." Historically, it's best exemplified by the Soviet Union's constant rewriting of its history -- a practice Orwell described brilliantly in "1984.")

Kos' honesty is refreshing, if nothing else. He admits that he's right down in the mud, flinging whatever he can and hoping that something will stick. And by his site's past performance, "truth" is utterly irrelevant.

When will Barack Obama choose to distance himself from this? When will he take down his diary at Kos?

I ain't holding my breath. But just keep this in mind -- if you hear any negative stories about McCain and Palin, and they can be traced back to Daily Kos, you're probably pretty safe in assuming that it's not only bullshit, but that the opposite of whatever it says is true.


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Comments (21)

I agree 100 percent Jay, an... (Below threshold)
Lorie Byrd:

I agree 100 percent Jay, and particularly love the "1984" reference to rewriting history! Hadn't thought of it that way, but it does fit.

If the lipstick fits, wear ... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

If the lipstick fits, wear it.

Hey Kos, that not mud down ... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Hey Kos, that not mud down there. I guess you don't notice the smell anymore.

Yeah the mudslinging is wor... (Below threshold)
SAHMmy:

Yeah the mudslinging is working SO well for them so far. It's almost too good to believe they intend to get worse. It hasn't worked, and more of it isn't going to start working.

It's actually galvanizing independents to vote for the McCain/Palin ticket.

Yay and woohoo.

While its true that certain... (Below threshold)
Dave:

While its true that certain left blogs are spreading false rumors and they deserve to be spanked for it.

Its one thing for blogs to spread lies, but when a president and vp candidate spread lies its far worse.

This is just typical leftis... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

This is just typical leftist thinking. If a government program proves to be a complete and utter failure the Democrats always want to dump even more money into it as if the only problem is that the failed program was underfunded.

In much the same way, so far the Kossack's attacks have only helped McCain-Palin and hurt their Messiah, so their solution: more and worse attacks.

You've got to admire their consistancy if not their narrow-mindedness.

So what's next? Sarah and ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

So what's next? Sarah and her husband having a threesome with a moose?

I don't see how they can sink much further.

If he really wanted to help... (Below threshold)
Tammy:

If he really wanted to help Obama, he'd disemploy himself from the blogging business, which by it's very mean-spirited nature, has caused nothing but sympathy for McCain/Palin from "normal" people. But since he won't do that, he is a useful idiot to the GOP and just doesn't know it. That's a boon to us conservative-minded folk, so let him fling all the BS he wants.

It's about time Kos stopped... (Below threshold)

It's about time Kos stopped beating around the Booooooosh. Hope they don't stop imploding 'till Nov. 3rd.

...which also brings to min... (Below threshold)
Tammy:

...which also brings to mind the truth that once spiky-haired Susan Powter used to espouse: Insanity is when you keep doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result. Then she would scream, "Stop the madness!" People use to laugh about that, but I thought she was clever to bring up that point.

This is the fallacy of blam... (Below threshold)
JC:

This is the fallacy of blaming the whole, for the action of one of it's parts.

ONE diary - and not by Kos - had the conspiracy theory of Palin being the mom, instead of the grandmother.

It was shouted down soon after.

Yup, JC, it was one diary t... (Below threshold)

Yup, JC, it was one diary that pushed the "Trig is Bristo's son" lie.

And one diary that said Palin cut spending for pregnant teens.

And one diary that said Palin slashed funding for special needs students.

And one diary that said Palin tried to ban books, and fired the librarian for not going along.

And one diary that said Palin was a radical Alaskan separatist.

Each of those got promoted and linked to and quoted over and over and over, even after they were "voted down."

How many times does it have to happen for you to start wondering if these aren't aberrations, but intentional? If these aren't flaws, but design features?

I've come to the conclusion that this is the INTENT of the Kossacks. Because it happens just too damned often to be an accident.

If the folks who own Kos actually acted like responsible owners, then this shit would happen a lot less. The fact that it constantly happens, over and over and over and over again, is proof that -- at the very least -- they don't mind it.

J.

This is the fallac... (Below threshold)
This is the fallacy of blaming the whole, for the action of one of it's parts.

"Twenty years of listening to Rev Wright had no influence on me"

"I only met Rezko and Ayers at the bowling alley"

"Fire does not melt steel"

I have a question...why has... (Below threshold)
JamesT Author Profile Page:

I have a question...why hasn't anyone who served with Kos in the Army shown up in an interview, to either support him or speak about his (lack of) character? Or have they and I have just missed it? Not claiming a conspiracy of silence or anything, just curious for one of the mover and shakers on the left to have been such a non-entity during his time in the service.

Well, it's working. I W... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Well, it's working. I WAS going to vote McCain/Palin until I read Sarah bought a tanning bed.

GoBama! LOL

If the lipstick fi... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
If the lipstick fits, wear it.

Wow. This comment so makes you sound like you know what the post is about.

Its one thing for blogs to spread lies, but when a president and vp candidate spread lies its far worse.

Agreed, dave. And you can thank Obamallamadingdong and Bidey for their convenient idea of hopey-changey for being at the "elusive" top of that list.

A, Browne - "If the lip... (Below threshold)
marc:

A, Browne - "If the lipstick fits, wear it."

I have a hand mirror handy, it's yours to adjust your lipstick if you so desire.

(Do you EVER post anything longer than 10 words? [not to include quotes of others])

Dave said"Its one th... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Dave said
"Its one thing for blogs to spread lies, but when a president and vp candidate spread lies its far worse"

That's right Dave. So why not tell Obama and Biden to start telling the truth.

RM: She said thanks but no ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

RM: She said thanks but no thanks to the bridge to nowhere? (No: she's lying about that, and so is McCain.)

hyper - "She said thank... (Below threshold)
marc:

hyper - "She said thanks but no thanks to the bridge to nowhere?"

What, she didn't? You mean it was built? Where?

Snark aside, so what?! Seems to me ObamaMessiah just a couple months ago was all "anti-drilling," now, not so much and it's in obvious response to steady polling that suggest 70% or more of the public is for drilling offshore.

If you hadn't noticed, in Palin's case, that's called doing the bidding of the people that elected her.

In Obamas case it can be argued the shift was for political reasons and if elected he will revert to form and do all he can to prevent offshore drilling.

That's OK, all of these Kos... (Below threshold)

That's OK, all of these Kos smears will eventually show up on Wizbang Blue. In fact, I think most of them already have.




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