Kos Takes Credit
This is hilarious. Ciro Rodriguez narrowly lost a Texas Democratic congressional primary in 2004 to Henry Cuellar, by a mere 57 votes. In 2006, he was thumped soundly by Cuellar, this time losing by 5,000 votes, despite getting financial and volunteer support from the netkooks.
That's bad enough, but today Kos takes credit
:The bottom line: we helped a campaign that was the walking dead and gave it new life, pumped in resources, and made it competitive. We did much to even the playing field even if ultimately we came up tantalizingly short.
So we didn't kill off Cuellar, but we gave him an ass whooping [I think he means an ass to whoop] where none was expected and made him sweat. That's the reason why Lieberman is sweating in Connecticut and lining up his dog and pony endorsement shows to flex his muscle. He can't take for granted that a no-name businessman with no political experience and zero connections in his state's political establishment will be a non-factor, not with what we've done for people like Dean and now Ciro.
What exactly did he do for people like Dean and Ciro? As Mark Coffey points out
, Kos turned them into losers! Dean, despite getting the support of the netkooks got one primary victory, in his home state of Vermont. When the Mad How bowed out, Kos shifted his support to Weasely Clark, who managed to win one primary, although considering it was Oklahoma, I have my doubts as to whether the Kossacks had a strong impact on the race.
Update: For more hilarity, check out the comments on Kos' post
. Some of them are priceless:
You think the letter will make it (none / 0)
through the concentration camp censor? Because that's where openly liberal people will likely be living out their days in a few more years if things keep going the way they have been.
by Stem The Evil Tide on Wed Mar 08, 2006 at 01:19:44 PM PDT
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In the Republican mind there is an INTERNAL WAR raging in this country. Right-wingers are prepared to imprison and execute large segments of the Democratic/Progessive community, and we're still talking about elections?