As I reported here last week Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, the Millionaire behind the largest “liberal website” on the planet Daily Kos, who grew up as a Reagan youth, joined the military, and as I speculated was possibly a member of the CIA; did indeed sign up for the CIA, but claims that he decided not to join because he didn’t want to live in Washington, and he wanted to join the Howard Dean campaign. umm hmmm. Here is Markos, as reported by My Left Wing.com
Here’s a little secret I don’t think I’ve ever written about: But in 2001, I was unemployed, underemployed, unemployed. You know I was in that . . You all have been there “dot com” people? Kinda like, in between jobs, doin’ a little contract work and . . . kinda. So, you know. That’s where I was: in this really horrible netherworld of ‘will I make rent next month’ and . . .
So, I applied to the CIA and I went all the way to the end, I mean it was to the point where I was going to sign papers to become Clandestine Services. And it was at that point that the Howard Dean campaign took off and I had to make a decision whether I was gonna kinda join the Howard Dean campaign, that whole process, or was I was going to become a spy.
As I have pointed out, it’s strange that the two biggest biggest liberal websites are owned and operated by former Republicans, also strange how Kos, and Ariana Huffington, the owner of Huffington Post, are constantly being called on by the mainstream media to provide “progressive views” for the news. My Left Wing Picks up The Story
Last year, in a piece Markos wrote for the Cato (libertarian) Institute, Markos acknowledged that the spent the 1980’s as a Reagan Republican. MARKOS’ CATO ARTICLE, Yes, “Progessive” Markos of DailyKos was a Reagan Republican!!!!!!!!
How did Markos achieve this stunning metamorphosis in just a few short years? Actually, nobody knows and Markos isn’t telling. He has told interviewers, improbably, that he last voted for the Republicans in 1992, because he suddenly realized that they didn’t support “states rights” as strongly as he would have liked.
So the guy is a lifelong Republican with CIA ties, and he suddenly decides he is going to do a 180 over states rights? That seems like a pretty minor reason to make a complete life change. States rights is pretty far down the list of importance for Republicans, I mean there is endless war, the never ending fight to screw the poor, the laborers, the middle class, the soldiers, gays, immigrants, and basically anyone who wasn’t born rich. If you asked most Republicans their opinion on states rights they wouldn’t have an intelligent comment about it if they even knew what it was.
Kos has been accused of some very Republican like tactics when it comes to dealing with people who are against him. Kos is in alliance with the progressive blog mydd.com, and that site has done some strong arming of people who dare to disparage the mighty kos. My Left Wing points out one example
But there is so much to say about this. I was banned from participation in MyDD and notified in writing that the banning was because I violated the unspoken rule against criticizing Markos Moulitsas
So Now Kos is the darling of the mainstream media, you know those guys who will never stop licking Bush’s crack no matter how low his ratings go. The guys that get up there with a straight face every night and report on everything Bush as if he is the most beloved statesman this nation has ever seen. Take a look at Kos schedule for the next couple of days as reported by Kos himself.
I’ll be on Meet the Press tomorrow morning for a “debate” with Harold Ford of the DLC. I’ll be on Charlie Rose on Monday night. And I’ll be back on the Colbert Report on Wednesday evening, where I’ll be getting my ass handed to me by the master himself.
And today, as OneCrankyDom already noted, Susan G and I have an op-ed in the Washington Post.
When I did my interview with Henry Waxman the other day, a blogger put up on Daily Kos the segment where I asked Waxman about hearings for Sibel Edmonds. The “Kossacks” as they are called were all waiting for Henry to schedule the hearings about a case that involves drug running, trading state secrets, trading nuclear information with Turkey, and Israel, and involving both Democrats and Republicans. They all thought Henry was just biding his time. When they heard Waxman tell me in the interview that he had no opinion about Edmonds, and no intention of scheduling hearings for a state department employee and FBI whistleblower, some of the Kossacks began to have meltdowns proclaiming that this was the last straw, and they now finally see that Democracy is BS, and the whole thing was just a joke. That’s because they have been buying into that whole Kos mindset of working within the system, of lets just sit back and wait for the democrats to save us while the Republicans run roughshod over the US treasury, and the American people for 8 years. Welcome to the world of reality people.
Addendum: I want to clarify one point, many of the readers of Daily Kos are not just sitting back and waiting, they actually make calls to members of congress and send emails. My problem with many of them was not that they do nothing, but in their wholehearted belief in a system that they are now just starting to realize is not going to work. So once again, Welcome to reality people