It is now the common wisdom that the Daily Kos and the other leading leftist bloggers are perhaps the dominant force in national Democratic politics. A central reason why this has occurred is their ability to raise sizable sums of money in a relatively short period of time. Currently, the Daily Kos is trying to destroy Democrat Henry Cuellar. He considers the congressman from the overwhelmingly Democratic 28th District in Texas to be a traitorous “backstabber.” How serious is the Daily Kos? Well, take a look how much he has helped Ciro Rodriguez, Cuellar’s opponent in the Democratic primary (there is no Republican opponent!):
“Update: Damn, between the netroots and Atrios ActBlue pages, we've raised over $6K in just two hours or so. And here's the dirty little secret -- few people actually participate. Those $6K came from just 121 contributors (including me). Hackett and his $400K raised during his House special election came from just 4,500 or so contributors.”
Kos link.... CAUTION: This site is known to cause symptoms which closely parallel those of paresis.
Money talks and bovine excrement walks. The Daily Kos delivers the goods. He cannot be ignored. Kos has every intention of imposing his will on the Democratic Party. Moderate Democrats need to seriously consider moving over to the Republican Party. They are increasingly no longer welcome within the party of their younger years. The Daily Kos is doing his best to push them out of the door.
Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/1/2016
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