March 11, 2010

Markos of Daily Kos is a spineless weasel

Thanks to Single Payer Action I found out that Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos, has sided with corporate assholes like Max "we need more police" Baucus (D-MT), and aligned himself with the insurance companies against people like Dennis Kucinich (D-OH).

From Single Payer Action:

He fell into line with the corporate Democrats, arguing that it was Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) who is to blame.

That would be Dennis Kucinich – the only member of Congress who supports single payer and is willing to stand up to his party and say no to the insurance industry bailout that is Obamacare.

“And I'm going to hold people, like Dennis Kucinich, responsible for the 40,000 Americans that die each year from a lack of health care,” Markos said on MSNBC last night. “And I don`t care if you`re a Republican or you`re a conservative Democrat or you`re somebody like Dennis Kucinich. The fact is, this does a heck of a lot for a lot of people.”


Yeah, that makes sense Markos... it's Dennis Kucinich's fault for wanting Medicare For All, not the obstructionist Democrats like Max Baucus who don't even want this bill to pass unless it totally ass-rapes the pocketbooks of every American for the increased profits of Health Insurance companies. It's all the fault of the guy who thinks we can do better, and not the fault of the assholes who made the bill suck so much.

This whole thing is amusing only because back in September, Dennis Kucinich was Markos's best buddy, with Markos saying,

“We’re not talking what we really wanted – we really wanted single payer – so we already compromised from our position,” Markos said at the time. “I think the public option at this point is sort of our Waterloo. This is where we stand and fight.”


To continue with Markos's 'Waterloo' analogy, he's given up on fighting for the French, defected to the Prussians after seeing that they were winning.

And for that, Markos is a spineless weasel.

BONUS: In case you missed it, here's the "We need More Police" comment from Max Baucus.