So, Kos is extending the olive branch, eh? Not so much, as it turns out. His reluctant, teeth clenched embrace of the possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidency is still full of Obama mythology and outright lies as Lambert conveniently points out. But it doesn’t matter, really.
We’re not stupid. We know that there was a coup in the party in 2008 and it’s now owned by the financier class who have made sure that Obama does not inconvenience them in any way. Kos played a big part in 2008 in making sure that the financier class operatives that infiltrated the party and his website eliminated all voices of opposition with brutal efficiency. It would be an understatement to say that Kos sold out. Given the evidence we see everyday about how Obama’s two terms have locked us into a country ruled by the financiers, ruining people’s lives and careers, perhaps permanently, you’d think he’d be a lot more contrite. But he’s had to lie to himself for 5 years to do the junta’s bidding and it’s really hard to admit the truth now without looking like a fool.
All that tripe about the DLC, Mark Penn and a disorganized campaign apparatus that supposedly doomed Hillary Clinton? Horseshit. When the financiers wanted their asses saved in the catastrophe they saw coming in 2008, they pulled out their checkbooks and funded the desperate and craven Democratic party generously. That included quite a few advertisements on DailyKos and all the unlimited misogyny and deception they could pump out on the site. Hillary was potential rehab and they didn’t want rehab. They wanted some inexperienced corporate ladder climber, one of their own, to be their enabler in chief. That’s what they paid for and all the hagiography that goes with it.
PUMA was only tangentially about Hillary Clinton. We thought she was the best candidate in 2008 but the fact that she was a woman was only icing on the cake.
PUMA was about voters. When the party decided to manipulate the delegate count to get their predetermined outcome, ignoring 18000000 voters, they crossed the line with many of us. If Obama had won fair and square, we would have voted for him. The fact that he didn’t signalled to us that he wasn’t going to listen to voters. When the party turned over our votes and our protestations were squashed by the likes of Kos, Obama figured that he could do just about anything without any reference to the voters in his base. And that’s just what he’s done.
We know that the financiers are going to want to continue to solidify the America they bought. It’s just the way they like it. We’re all one paycheck and missed mortgage payment from indentured servitude. They are not at all inconvenienced. Women? Collateral damage. Sucks to be female but what can you do? It was either their asses or ours and we lost. To most people, that would be a heavy and shameful legacy to have to live with but to not to people like Kos.
So they’re going to try to run a female candidate in 2008. Well, it worked so well in 2008 with the first African American. And by 2016, women will be desperate. All they need to do is sign some woman on. Someone who will want to be first so badly that she will agree to whatever the junta wants. She will take orders, accept the advisors the junta forces on her and not rock the boat. Since Hillary is the best candidate at this time, why not push her?
Well, I’m not stupid. What I want to see from the next potential nominee is war against the people who took over my former party. I want those bastards out, every one of them. If she can’t force a turnover in the party leadership and run as her own person, then she’s no f^&*ing good to me or any other American.
This is a heads up to the other PUMAs and former PUMAs. If the next candidate buddies up with Kos and the rest of the party without demanding and getting changes in top leadership, it doesn’t matter who the person is or what gender he or she is. Nothing will change in the economy, the bankers will go unpunished and the country will continue to slip into third world status complete with not just one but two manipulative and corrupt parties. No female candidate is worth that, not even Hillary.
I don’t think even Hillary wants the presidency so much that she’s willing to let her ambition and ego trump every other good thing she could possibly do. But if she does want it, she’s going to have to publicly take those assholes on and get rid of them first. The Democratic party needs to be distinct from the Republicans and get in touch with its roots and it won’t be able to do that as long as Wall Street has its tentacles firmly wrapped around the party’s testicles. That goes for any other candidate as well regardless of gender.
In other words, when Hillary Clinton has neutralized the likes of Kos and his sneaky bunch of sexist asshole party activists and the leaders they follow, I’ll vote for her.
As for Kos, as John Proctor said in The Crucible, you only have your name. You cannot have another in this life. Once your reputation and integrity are compromised, your name is worth nothing. Why should we pay attention to Kos any more than we pay attention to Glenn Beck? As it turns out, we don’t.