There was a post a couple of weeks ago over at Blue Wave News that struck one of my nerves. One of the first posts I made here detailed my own disillusionment with Daily Kos and a number of its front pagers, and this really hammered it home – again.
Honestly, I’ve never understood the inane spinning that Kos and some of the crew over there does when it comes to elections. Kos and his staff make a big deal about Daily Kos being a leader in the progressive netroots movement. They’ll pontificate endlessly about “progressive values,” and “moving the party to the left.” They get all weak-kneed and gush over Sestak and Halter, because they’re challenging “conservadems.” Then they turn around and gush even more about a conservative Republican potentially switching! Apparently they keep forgetting that there’s a good progressive Democrat already running.
Apparently Kos can’t keep his own mission statement straight, or doesn’t believe it applies to him. First and foremost, I belong to the Democratic Party. Second, I support progressive policies, and work to get candidates to run who support them as well. But when all the selection process and primaries are over, I remember that I am a Democrat. I went through this last year with the NY-23 election, and it’s something that pisses me off about Kos. He’s doesn’t remember that.