Is it just me, or is Markos Moulitsas Zuniga (Kos) a Shrieking Pain in the Ass Hypocrite?


dKosopedia me this…What is the agenda of this little man with the curious haircut who appeared on ‘Meet the Press’ today opposite Harold Ford Jr., sporting his usual prickly and curt reponses to everything he’s asked, known as Kos. His goal, I believe, is to fan the flames of his political pop-icon rise to blogger stardom on the back of the DNC, no matter what damage he causes. Personally, I’m glad my Sunday chicken dinner was long for the sewer treatment plant because if it hadn’t been, I’m quite sure it would have made a curtain call on my living room carpet.

His name is Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, founder and publisher of the Daily Kos  blog. That was yesterday. Today, after his appearance on ‘Meet the Press’ he is the potential new face of a Democratic party that continues to be made up of people who will say just about anything to get their face on TV. Like him or not, he is the self-proclaimed poster child of the new left – bold, unforgiving…opportunistic. However I’d take issue with the characterization of Kos as far-lefty.

He’s a former Republican turned Democrat (and he is giving Hillary crap for taking lobbyist money? Some balls…) who has yet to discover (along with a decent barber) that the Democratic party, like the Republican party, will likely never ‘care’ about the middle class, besides feeding us lip-service about ‘caring’ for the middle class. In fact, his blogs bear little resemblance to some truely progresive entries by contributors on his sight.

I have an idea, how about Markos saves his phoney far-left hot-air for the lobbyist who come calling when he runs for office in eight years (because you know he’ll be suckling at the pigs teet like the rest of the Democratic political establishment). Maybe next years Kos convention can focus on why at every press appearance or on every talk show, Markos manages to hold fifteen minute of dialouge that contains absolutely no substance? If you don’t believe me, try to catch ‘Meet the Press’ re-air during the week. It was a pathetic DNC establishment bashing and nothing more.  

You want to know who KOS really is, check out these quotes…

“Guns: The NRA won — get over it”

Progressive Independent


How about this…. 

“Now, I went into the Army as a Republican, I came out as a Democrat. I was in the Army for three years, between 1989 and 1992. And I enlisted because I was actually — at the time I was actually a Republican, and I believed I was very much a military hawk at the time, and I thought, ‘This is very quaint in today’s world, in today’s political environment.’ But at the time, I thought that if was going to advocate for military involvement in various places, that I really needed to have served, that I’d be a hypocrite if I was not a veteran and I’d be talking about military action. Not thinking that I was going to be in politics or anything like that. You know, this was my personal life.”

ABC News

And don’t forget the CIA connection…

“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,” Moulitsas admited in an interview at the Commonwealth Club. “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. It was going to be a tough decision at first, but then the CIA insisted that if, if I joined that, they’d want me to do the first duty assignment in Washington, DC…”

Another Day in the Empire

Moulitsas went on to say that he considered the CIA “a very liberal institution.” This begs the question…what kind of glue is he sniffing exactly? An organization that has the blood of over six million people on its hands is liberal? Sounds like the jibberish of an elephant masquerading as a donkey to me.

Kos and the people who blog for him are nothing more than a representative sample of the corrupt power elite. They reflect the Republicans in that they are opportunistic to the point of eating their own in the name of power (i.e. Booing Hillary Clinton at the Kos Convention). These people are to the Democrats what the black helicopter/trilateral commission/the Holocaust didn’t exist/conspiracy nuts are to the GOP.  Why anyone is seriously paying attention to them is beyond me.  They bash Jews, sabotage anyone that doesn’t agree with them and toss critical analysis to the wind while they play loose and fast with the facts. 

You cannot go from the relatively moderate administration of Bill Clinton to this group of nuts and expect to win.  Clinton won and was popular because he appealed to the political center.  Markos is hell bent on dismantling that moderation, and wants the Democratic party to take a harder left turn than Humphrey, Mondale or Dukakis did. Lets reflect a moment shall we? Where did they wind up in the end? 

Kos apparently isn’t one to understand the subtle nuances of public policy, so it really should be no surprise at all that he has shifted his position politically and now because of his reckless agenda, may hurt the Democrats’ only real contender in this upcoming fight -Hillary Clinton. She’s not perfect and she does take lobby money, but at least she was never a Republican that rattled a sabre for the CIA.

Kos is a hypocrite wonk. 


Posted on August 13, 2007, in Politics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Kos acting as a media or political mole for the right is a bit conspriatorial in tone but interesting nonetheless. The CIA has done wierder things.

  2. I wonder what they wanted him to do when they were interviewing him for six months in Washington, DC.

    If the CIA didn’t conspire, how would the spend their time? What would be left that ISN’T conspiring?

  3. The CIA, at least since the end of the ‘Cold War’, has had little to occupy themselves with internationally until 9/11 happened. Doesn’t it make sense they would turn their logistics and resources inward. After all, they need to be spying on someone to justify their operating budget. And if you go one more step, doesn’t it make sense that they would choose a conservative (Kos) to parade about as a liberal. Makes sense to me.

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