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  • Liberals for Santorum!

    Nope, that headline's not a mistake. There is a movement afoot for Democrats to come out in support of Rick Santorum in the upcoming state primaries.

    Liberals, however, haven't suddenly bought into the extremist ideology of conservative fetus-lover Rick Santorum — they just want to screw with Republicans. The Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas explains

    It's time for us to take an active role in the GOP nomination process. That's right, it's time for those of us who live in open primary and caucus states — Michigan, North Dakota, Vermont and Tennessee in the next three weeks — to head out and cast a vote for Rick Santorum…

    The longer this thing drags out, the more unpopular the Republican presidential pretenders become. Just look at Mitt Romney's trajectory, which followed Herman Cain's trajectory, and Newt Gingrich's trajectory, and Michelle Bachmann's trajectory, and so on.

    Rick Santorum will inevitably follow the same path once he gets properly vetted.

    Dubbed "Operation Hilarity," Kos' effort is similar to Rush Limbaugh's 2008 campaign to get Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton to prolong the Democratic race. I don't know if meddling in such an important election is a good idea. If Moulitsas wants to watch a long "clown show," he should just tune into Fox & Friends.

    But imagine how funny it would be if Rick Santorum got so many votes he actually won the GOP primary and then, with the economy still suffering, actually beat Obama in the general election. Wouldn't that be hilarious? Oh man, I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. No, wait. I'm just crying.

    Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Daily Kos, Markos Moulitsas, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Rush Limbaugh
  • Only You Can Protect America from Brown People on the Internet

    Oh… My… GOD!!!

    Did you know that there are a bunch of swarthy people with foreign-sounding names and terrorist-colored skin… hiding in the shadows of their immensely popular Internet sites… plotting to take down the government by… making eagles cry, or something?

    And they're sponsored by that guy George Soros — whom, if talk radio hosts know anything (and they clearly know everything), is very, very evil.

    This is no laughing matter! Don't believe me? Just watch this terrifying video that some guy made on his laptop for proof!

    Holy Jesus! There was even an actual quote from Abraham Lincoln from that one time when he gave that speech warning real Americans about the dangers of certain Internet websites.

    Come on, guys. This is serious. Let's all chip in and protect America from the Internet. It's what Abraham Jesus would have wanted.

    (via Matt Yglesias (via Wonkette))


    Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Daily Kos, Markos Moulitsas, Racism
  • Kos & Bill-O: Hateful Rivalry or Homoerotic Obsession?

    The newspaper is dying, slowly but surely. But who is responsible for the murder? Is it the scrappy blogosphere? Or the saccharin world of TV/radio journalism? Is this a blogger-correspondent conspiracy? Over the next few days, I'll be investigating the relationship between bloggers and TV/radio correspondents to reveal to you a complex web of intrigue and passion.

    Markos Moulitsas
    Daily Kos
    Bill O'Reilly
    The O'Reilly Factor
    Sign Libra Virgo
    Interests Spending time with his two kids, drum circles, composting, burning flags, redistributing wealth Showers, long phone conversations with colleagues
    Secret Talent Classical pianist / composer Writing literary erotica, loofah / falafel massages
    Type Short, dark and handsome Tall, pale and blotchy
    Favorite Food Pirates Booty (not cheetos!), vegan souvlaki pupusas, "bloggered eggs" (frozen embryos with honey dijon mustard) Thai cuisine, falafels, soul food, anything at Sylvia's

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    How they feel about each other

    Bill O'Reilly: O'Reilly is a kindergarten style flirt who teases the people he like-likes. But there is nothing innocent about O'Reilly's obsession with Markos.  Markos's legs must be tired because he's been running around O'Reilly's mind for years now. Billo cannot stop talking about Markos, and he even compares Markos to his other major crush, David Duke, who has always been O'Reilly's knight in cotton white armor.

    Markos Moulitsas:  Markos once confessed to fellow object-of-O'Reilly's-Obsession, Keith Olberman, that he used to feel jealous and insecure about O'Reilly's crush on Keith: "I looked on as O‘Reilly attacked you for years and turned you into this ratings powerhouse on MSNBC, so I thought, I could use a little bit of O‘Reilly love. I‘m glad that he‘s actually delivered some of that." But after all the attention and love, Markos can't help but realize that he drives Bill crazy and can get him hot and bothered like no one else.

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    How they really feel about each other

    Bill O'Reilly: O'Reilly may be straight or, when it comes to gay marriage, bi-curious.  (He used to say he "couldn't care less about gay marriage" but now sees it as a gateway marriage to drugs, abortion, and the revocation of the Patriot Act, and inter-species matrimony.) But he certainly seems to have a thing for Markos Moulitsas.

    Markos Moulitsas: Markos is flattered by all the attention, but it is unrequited.  Sorry, Bill, but he's just not that into you.

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    Read more of Katie Halper's political commentary on Katie Halper Dot Com.


    Tags: Bill O'Reilly, Daily Kos, Fox, Markos Moulitsas
  • There Will Be Political Posturing


    Daily Kos' Scout Finch is Twittering Congress' spank-down of AIG's CEO Edward Liddy — currently in progress — and I'll be honest with you and mention that most of this economic stuff makes my eyes roll backward in my skull out of sheer confusion and my opinions change approximately every 32 seconds.

    But this Tweet from Scout amused me and put things into a slightly sharper focus…

    Wall Street to America: I drink your milkshake…..I drink it up!

    That, I understand. It's from that movie No Country for Old Men, right? The Michael Clayton character says it to that smart-talkin' pregnant teen girl just after she climbs out of the fountain, right?

    Yeah, I thought so. I'm clever.

    (While we're on the subject, here's Scout's post from Sunday on what the hell's going on with Twitter all of a sudden.)


    Tags: AIG, Daily Kos, Economy, Edward Liddy, House of Representatives, Twitter
  • Daily Kos Has Some Thoughts on Ralph Nader

    One of the things I really like about the Daily Kos website is how thoughtful and even-handed the people in its community are. For example, take this refreshingly erudite critique on Ralph Nader's campaign left on the website over the weekend…

    Anyone who sails with the Nader crowd deserves nothing more than ridicule.

    Fuck Ralph Nader, and fuck his supporters. If the past eight years hasn't smacked any sense into their addled brains, then nothing will. This site caters to the reality-based community. No one else need apply.

    Alright, I know what you're thinking. It's unfair of me to pick out a random comment and post it as though it represents the site as a whole or the site's founder, Markos Moulitsas. And you're right.

    That's why I didn't do that. That was Markos Moulitsas.

    That guy's gonna be some lucky president's chief of staff one day.


    Tags: Daily Kos, Markos Moulitsas, Ralph Nader