Kos Bashes Clintons (Particularly Hillary)

And, in doing so, he almost certainly ensures that she will win the Democratic endorsement for 2008. I’ll come back to that.

In a story in the Washington Post Sunday (h/t Powerline dudes), Markos Moulitsas, ie the Daily Kosbat, tells us why Hillary Clinton, well, sucks, and takes some shots at the darling of the Left, Bill Clinton, along the way.

Hillary Clinton has a few problems if she wants to secure the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. She is a leader who fails to lead. She does not appear “electable.” But most of all, Hillary has a Bill Clinton problem. (And no, it’s not about that. )

Moving into 2008, Republicans will be fighting to shake off the legacy of the Bush years: the jobless recovery, the foreign misadventures, the nightmarish fiscal mismanagement, the Katrina mess, unimaginable corruption and an imperial presidency with little regard for the Constitution or the rule of law. Every Democratic contender will be offering change, but activists will be demanding the sort of change that can come only from outside the Beltway.

Her big problem, in reality, to the Leftists is that she has not come out and slammed and slurred the Iraq War. She has, for the most part, been mostly rational about the whole thing. Her attacks on Bush, Rumsfeld, et all have been the normal political ones, not the extremely personal and venemous ones by others in the Democratic Party, and she has stayed away from ones that demean the military. Mostly.

The other problem for folks like Kos is that she is working with the Democratic Leadership Council, which the Kosbat Left despises. Kos has even said he would “nuke them.” Never happened, of course.

Kos yammers on regarding netroots, grassroots, and how they helped Dean win, well, nothing, except scorn, during his failed bid for the Dem nomination. Kos forgets that it was the Democrats and the Left leaning media who destroyed Dean after his little scream episode. Quite frankly, I thought the scream showed passion and soul, a connection to the people as not being elitist. But, face it, the Dems love their elitists.

While Republicans spent the past four decades building a vast network of small-dollar donors to fund their operations, Democrats tossed aside their base and fed off million-dollar-plus donations. The disconnect was stark, and ultimately destructive. Clinton’s third way failed miserably. It killed off the Jesse Jackson wing of the Democratic Party and, despite its undivided control of the party apparatus, delivered nothing. Nothing, that is, except the loss of Congress, the perpetuation of the muddled Democratic “message,” a demoralized and moribund party base, and electoral defeats in 2000, 2002 and 2004.

There was nothing new in that, the majority of donars have always been big dollar donators. I haven’t seen Kos dismiss those folks on his blog, nor those who take the money. Will he continue to bash this line as we approach the 2006 and 2008 elections? I’d bet the answer is “no.”

Hillary will not gain the 2008 nomination because of two reasons. First, she hasn’t been feeding the moonbats with raw, bloody meat on a regular basis, nor will she. She understands that in order to gain the regular person vote, she cannot sound like a, well, barking moonbat.

Second, she is a woman, and, despite what the Dems say about equality, they would never trust a woman in the White House. Has anyone seen talk of drafting Nancy Pelosi or Barbara Boxer to run in 2008? I thought not.

Oh, and Bill? Kos states on the first page that he is at fault for Bush winning the WH.

Kos is pretty much batting 0-16 for those he endorses/works for in elections. Meaning, Hils will probably get the 2008 nomination from the Dems. Will Kos throw his support behind her?

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5 Responses to “Kos Bashes Clintons (Particularly Hillary)”

  1. Maggie says:

    The best argument I’ve heard so far about Hillary not getting elected is continuing the bi-monarchy that would be established: 4 years Bush, 8 years Clinton, 8 years GW Bush = 16 years. Putting Hill in the White House for even 4 would make it two decades of the BUSH-CLINTON bi-monarchy. People in America just aren’t going to think that’s a great idea…even if it is a subconscious decision for many.

  2. William Teach says:

    Hi, Maggie!

    That makes a compelling argument for Jeb Bush not running. Kos makes a good one about having someone from outside the beltway, but, he also misses the point that that is what we had, with 8 of slick and 8 of GWB. For the most part, any one from the Dem side who has a shot will be from inside the beltway.

  3. Janette says:

    I’ve heard the argument that Hillary can’t win becuase no one wants to continue the Bush/Clinton/Bush streak but I have trouble applying that argument to Jeb Bush. He’s been a fantastic governor for Florida. Our unemployment is well below 4% and our growth rate is huge. Our state has a record budget surplus even after getting slammed with all the hurricanes. Despite what you may hear in the media, Jeb is a very, very popular here and I think he’d easily win Florida in a presidential race.

    The question is could Hillary get the same support? I don’t think so. I think in trying to move to the right she’s really alienated the more radical factions of the Democratic party. They are the type to cut off their noses to spite their faces.

    Do I think she’ll be the nominee? Yes. Do I think she can win? No, not unless the Republican nominee is John McCain. Then I think a lot of Republicans will stay home. Why? Because, really, just what is the difference between the two?

    **My goodness, I do go on…I guess it’s a good thing I started blogging again. Hi Teach! I sent a trackback to you earlier but it never showed. As usual the technology escapes me.

  4. William Teach says:

    Yeah, I don’t think McCain will make it. I originally thought he could, but he has been getting way too wonky as of late. He would have to do alot of making up in the next 1 1/2 as the primaries start.

    I checked SpamKarma, don’t see any TB in there, nada in the “moderate” cue.

  5. Janette says:

    As for McCain – there’s just no F’ing way he can ever make anything up to me. I know a slimy bastard when I see one. (Gee I really hope Google picks this comment up. Maybe under “McCain is a slimy bastard” not that I have stron feelings about him or anything.

    The trackback – I think it must be me. Seriously I pinged about 6 or 7 people and only half showed up. Maybe I’ve forgotten how to do this…or maybe I’ve never worked the bugs out of the new blog.

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