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The Split

Markos was being dense again today. He wrote a ridiculous FrontPage diary about The Clinton Civil war that included this little gem:

Clinton knows this, it’s her only path to victory, and she doesn’t care. She is willing — nay, eager to split the party apart in her mad pursuit of power.

She’s mad I tell you, MAD! See her wild eyed gaze and word salad gibberish as she slobbers on herself and eats beetles in her cell. She’s like Simon Barsinister without the PhD, a megalomaniacal slave to her urges for unlimited omnipotence. Can’t you hear her from here? “I have the POWER!” Pinky and the Brain have nothing on Hillary.

and here was the money quote:

First of all, the only path to victory for Clinton is via coup by super delegate.

Oh? And that wouldn’t work for Obama? Like, hasn’t he been throwing money at them to get them to defect and threatening their congressional districts? Did he make John Lewis an offer he couldn’t refuse? “Nice congressional district you got there, John. You wouldn’t want anything to *happen* to it, would you?” But never mind, he’s got all the bases covered. He’s trying to steal unearned delegates from Florida as well. Like all of the negative campaigning and faux race-baiting accusations towards Clinton wasn’t enough? Flooding caucuses with people who probably shouldn’t be there isn’t enough? Telling the world that your opponent is planting stories about your pastor and that implying that your opponent has an ethics problem that you plan to expose in a mother of all negative campaigns isn’t enough? Jeex, whatever happened to the new politics and Change! Instead, Obama heads to the fainting couch every time he feels he’s a little behind, blaming it all on that woman who’s unleashed her minions on him. I hope his acting skills are up to the $250M GOP assault machine.

And as for that 50 state strategy, well, let’s just say that a Democratic victory that doesn’t include NY, NJ, CA, MA, AZ, OH, MI and FL, isn’t a Democratic victory. And at this point, Howard Dean’s brilliant strategy to shove Obama deep down into our throats is making the rest of us gag. I got news for you, Kos. You can’t count on us in November if you insist on writing off those states I just mentioned. Oh, and throw PA, KY and WV in there just for make weight. Dream on, buddy.

Most Americans didn’t read the Sayings of Chairman Kos. They don’t care about your theories. But the split that Senator Obama has generated within the party by a.) manufacturing a race-baiting campaign b.) acting like Florida and Michigan don’t matter and c.) acting like the rest of the *base* doesn’t matter, will not be healed by Obama after the primaries are over. We are not going to all join hands and sing Kumbaya and kiss and hug and have makeup sex. Ain’t going to happen, Kos. We of the faithful Democratic base still have some dignity and will teach you and Howard a lesson you will never forget. And you know what? We don’t care *just* about whether the twenty somethings don’t have access to safe legal abortion. Because THAT would be single issue politics. And we don’t care about those Yuppies who think Obama is cool because he didn’t vote for the war because THAT would be single issue politics. And we don’t care that you are wringing your hands over the incursion of the consultant class into politics because THAT would be single issue politics.

In fact, your whole site belies the tenets of your Crashing the Gates philosophy. Each one of your remaining Kossacks has a litmus test for why he/she won’t vote for Hillary but there’s no really good reason for voting for Obama. He’s just the negative afterimage of what Clinton is, in the narrow, cramped quarters of their minds. He has no core Democratic principles. He is appealing to Liberatians, like you. And guess what, Kos? The “West” doesn’t have many people in it. yeah, amazing fact. Most of the DEMOCRATS are located on the coasts and rust belt states. You know, the states full of the Edith Bunkers that Obama doesn’t think he needs that voted against Obama by decisive margins in the primaries?. Go figure.

He is the ultimate tofu candidate with a campaign machine that adopts negative GOP campaign strategies to divide and conquer. Mission accomplished. Enjoy your little fantasy while it lasts. The rest of us will vote for the *real* Democrat or write her name in on the ballot. Obama can’t win by hostile and negative campaigning that alienates half of his base, and he won’t.

We’re Splitsville.

Here are some other fine bloggers who have had it up to here with Kos and the Gang of Four (Dean, Brazile, Pelosi and Kennedy) Yeah, we’ve got your number alright.

DailyKos Writer’s Strike Shows Increasingly Bitter Obama/Clinton Democratic Rift

My Turn to be Petty and Selfish

Clinton Supporters Hardening Against Obama