Thursday, October 16, 2008

Daily Kos and "Joe the Racist Plumber"

Daily Kos has attacked Joe Wurzelbacher as "Joe the Racist Plumber."

Daily Kos also published Wurzelbacher's address online earlier today.

Now, here's how
Markos Moulitsas defends his blog's program of poliltical demonization:

If you want a radical departure from the governments we've suffered the last several decades, we must deliver a whipping the likes Republicans haven't seen in ages.

I realize there are people uncomfortable with aggressive language and action. That's the difference between liberal weenies and movement progressives. Liberal weenies sit around thinking that "the truth" is enough for victory, and that if we simply explain to voters why Democrats are better, why, we can't possibly lose any elections! That's the crowd that wants to keep the "high ground" and doesn't want to go down in the gutters and fight the GOP where they live, lest we get a little muddied ourselves.

Movement progressives realize that we must do everything necessary allowable under the law to win because elections have consequences. This isn't about who is most pure, but about taking the fight to the enemy and aggressively embracing progressivism, offering clear contrasts between us and them, and fighting fire with fire. There's no ambiguity about where I belong.

So to my fellow movement progressives, embrace that killer instinct and let's finish the job. We've got conservatives demoralized and on the run. They are retrenching around their most important voices. So let's pick off those they've left exposed and go after their best defended leaders as well.
There you have it ... straight from the voice of the "mainstream of the Democratic Party."

I'll tell you what ... I'm not demoralized.

Note: "Today, 'progressive' is the term of choice for practically everyone who has a politics that used to be called 'radical.'"

This includes Barack Obama.

I'll be fighting the left with the GOP in power or in opposition. There's nothing worse the Markos Moulitisas and his ilk, and I'll take my stand for what's right.