Perhaps Eric Massa’s been discredited at this point, but I did think that he was right in his assessment that Rahm Emanuel would essentially tie Massa’s children to railroad tracks in order to whip up a vote in Rahm’s favor. Moulitsas and Emanuel, in this observer’s humble opinion, are undoubtedly birds of a feather. Anyone standing in front of the way of the gift to the health insurance near monopolies, is as good as cannon fodder. Is Moulitsas at the trough of largess that the health insurance industry doles out to buy their allegiance in Washington? With no discernible presence of investigative journalism in this country that can be difficult to establish; but what is clear, however, is how the shills for the corporatocracy close ranks, when the corporatist agenda is contested.
Anyone who thinks that perhaps the public sector could do a better job than the private one on virtually anything, is chewed up by the Democratic-Republican Party’s meat grinder and swiftly spirited off to Nowheresville — or perhaps the Central African Republic as was done to former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Anyone standing in the way of historic health care reform (sic) is as good as dead. It’s times like these where establishments like Kos’s web blog should be illuminating people to the mystifications of the ‘liberal’ Democrats, but in good standing as a card carrying Republican-Democrat that’s precisely the opposite of what Kos seems to be pursuing.
To continue to remain in good standing with all the apparatchiks, to retain invites to the smoke filled rooms and galas, this is apparently the sort of thing that is required. What is ‘right’, what is ‘fair’, what is ‘just’, what makes ’sense’, these are trivial matters that can be all but 86′d and/or thrown out. What is important, what does matter is closing ranks on pending legislation that will be a colossal expenditure of money but produce a lilliputian body of results. But diminishing returns is what the Democratic Party specializes in (the allegedly separate entity of the aforementioned Democratic-Republican party), at least since the late 1960’s or early 1970’s.
For the Democrats to continue to produce a lot of sweat, and a little bit of outcome you have to be willing to get down into the mud. You have to be willing to throw just about anybody under the bus! So congratulations Mr. Moulitsas, congratulations apparatchiks far and wide, you added your two cents on this matter. And not only that, but many of the stenographers er press persons, in the ‘alternative’ media have trumpeted your comments about the echo chamber as well! You are no doubt reveling in your ‘achievement’ and the inestimable Congressman Dennis Kucinich has been ‘fitfully’ redressed.
Sean Fenley is an independent progressive who would like to see the end of the dictatorial duopoly of the so-called two party adversarial system. He would also like to see some sanity brought to the creation and implementation of current and future U.S. military, economic, foreign and domestic policies. He has been published by such websites as Pravda.ru, Countercurrents.org, Online Journal, and Dandelion Salad.
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Moulitsas slams Kucinich on Countdown
March 10, 2010