Monday, December 19, 2016

Kos Jumps The Shark

By Jeff Simpson 

Markos Moulitsas "Kos"- the founder of the Daily Kos blog and Hillary Clinton sycophant has jumped the shark, heck he has jumped an ocean full of sharks with his latest post.

Hillary Clinton won the election, but a system designed to let a powerful minority override the will of the majority selected some asshole. For now, we have to deal with that bullshit reality, and lots of good people will suffer serious consequences. But don’t feel sorry for the ones who enabled this nightmare by voting for the incoming Trump-Putin administration. For example, why should we weep for the retired coal miners who will now lose their health insurance thanks to the GOP majority—despite the best efforts of coal-state Democrats to change the outcome?
Yes, this will be a terrible outcome for a group of people who have really drawn a shitty lot in life. But how sorry should we be for this crowd? Coal country swung hard for Donald Trump, winning 70 to 80 percent of the vote in some of these counties

I understand the idea behind people living in the community, under the Government that they asked for.  There is truth to the fact that as Americans, in our Constitutionally Limited Democratic Republic,. we get the Government we deserve. As Ben Franklin once said when asked if we have a Monarchy or a Republic, responded "a Republic, if you can keep it.".  

There is much to worry about with The Donald, his cabinet picks and the complete control of Government by the GOP.  A group of narcissistic extremists with an extreme agenda will not be good for anyone.

That being said, I do not wish ill on anyone,  While we need to find a way to move our country from coal to renewables, we also need to find a way to transition coal country workers back to employed and productive in other areas.  We also need to find a way to not only make sure everyone has health insurance, but the people who do work in jobs like coal mines, are not destined to die a horrible death.    Finding joy in others pain, is not a very progressive value, so while Kos goes off the deep end he makes another jump.

Don’t weep for these coal miners, now abandoned by their GOP patrons. They are getting exactly the government that they voted for. Democrats can no longer offer unrequited love and cover for them. And isn’t this what democracy is all about? They won the election! This is what they wanted!
Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Sherrod Brown, and Joe Donnelly got to stand up for those miners, reminding their coal country constituents who is really looking out for them. But when you elect a Republican majority, that’s the government they’re going to get.
Exactly as they hoped. 

Some counties in coal country went as much as 80% for Trump and 20% for the person who promised they would lose their jobs if she was elected.  That makes a minimum of 20% of people in coal country who voted with Markos, are they getting the "Government they deserve"?  Is a few casualties fine as long as you can make a point?

Putting all of this aside, Kos comes up with a punchline in the end, with high praise for Sen,. Joe Munchin (D-kind of).   No one has looked out for the miners of WV like Manchin, as long as they did not need an Epipen or feel that a woman should have a choice with what to do with their body. 

Mr. Moulitas also refuses to recognize that he played in part in the nomination of the worst candidate possible for the Democrats to nominate.  In a change election, the Democratic establishment (which includes Kos), made a point eliminate change and nominate the ultimate establishment candidate.   The Daily Kos went so far as to ban, any basic talk of not voting for Hillary or supporting anyone besides the Blue Empress.

The question that I would like to see Markos answer is, in the next four years, what suffering should he have to endure for helping put The Donald in charge?

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