I popped on over to Daily Kos for the first time in a while and found the damnedest article
. Writer Barbara Morrill offers what she claims to be the definitive timeline on Benghazi. What she really does is list news headlines throughout early 2013 which demonstrate Hillary's likelihood of winning both the nomination and the general election in 2016.
Here's the ending bit...
February 28, 2013: Clinton would beat Walker, Ryan in Wisconsin in 2016
March 21, 2013: Clinton's popularity soars in Florida while Rubio stumbles
April 11, 2013: Clinton and Paul are neck and neck in Kentucky
April 25, 2013: Clinton would be dominant in New Hampshire in 2016
May 8, 2013: Republicans decide it's time to find out just how responsible Hillary Clinton is for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi
Well, yes. I have one. This is the Daily freakin' Kos
, right? I'm not the only one who recalls what a cesspool that site -- and the other major prog-blog sites -- turned into in 2008, right?
Maybe I am
the only liberal who possesses a working memory. Here's one of the first comments appended to Morrill's story...
Yes, we are going to get 3 plus more years of smears rfegarrding Hillary Clinton. But I think most people outside the bigot's bubble just are not listening. They have heard this tune before and are tired of it.
God, this institutional forgetfulness is infuriating. Daily Kos was
the bigot's bubble. Every hour of every day for a year.
Want to talk about smears? All right. Let's
Am I the only one who remembers Daily Kos's indefensible "darkened video" smear?
That one was every bit as bad as anything we've ever seen from the Republicans.
And do you recall the great NAFTA smear?
Obama was caught lying about NAFTA in his campaign literature, and then he sent Austan Goolsbee to Canada to assure our NAFTA partners that there would be no renegotiation of the treaty. The Kossacks engineered a smear designed to convince Democrats that it was Hillary, not Obama, who sent that back-channel message.
I refuse to make use of the memory hole, and I ain't never gonna forget this shit
Just slit her throat, lock her in a car boot, and drive the car into river in West Virginia. Ain’t gonna let no whore screw with the man
The heinous Hillary hag with a bullseye on her forehead is reason enough to vote for Obama
And a Drive-By Won't Be Out of the Question. What goes around, comes around. The stupid fucking bitch !!
Talk About WHITE TRASH that bitch better keep looking over her shoulder.
The Vince Foster Issue Should Be Investigated Again. Clintons just showed that their ambitions know no limit.
The Clinton death list The following is a partial list of deaths of persons connected to President Clinton during his tenure as Governor of Arkansas and/or while President of the United States and thereafter. Read the list and judge for yourself...
Hillary is in this for her own personal power trip, and a sense of entitlement.
Hillary's gonna lose you feminazi cunts. Do the math, it's over.
Hillary is a liar and a cunt
They're all crazy cunts,taze them all!!!!!!
Cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt CUNT cunt cunt cunt CUNT cunt cunt cunt CUNT CUNT CUNT CUNT . . .
the Clinton's squirm and look like the reactionary idiots they are
it is really the Bush/Clinton crime family.
Serves you right for putting your faith in the Bush Clinton Crime Family.
And so on. I could go on for many pages. (And have done just that in the past.) These quotes really do typify what was going on at that time. Anyone who read Kos and the other progressive blogs during this period will attest that I am not misrepresenting the madness that overtook the Democratic party in those days.
In truth, I was never a big Hillary fan. I didn't want her to run in 2008, and I don't want her to run in 2016. (Unlike most of my readers, I don't think that she was a particularly good Secretary of State.) Nevertheless, I came to despise the Obama crowd for turning the major Democratic sites into a septic tank filled with smears, lies, and lowbrow insults.
Throughout 2008, I warned Democrats repeatedly that Obama was a covert right-winger pretending to be Mr. Perfect Progressive. Well, here we are. It's 2013, and Obama has compiled a depressing record: Afghanistan, Syria, the NSA, free trade agreements, the refusal to indict Wall Street bankers, the repeated sell-outs to the Republicans on numerous issues.
Who did a better job of predicting what would happen -- the Kos Krowd, or Cannonfire?
Let me repeat something I wrote in an earlier "look back in anger" post:
I will not permit anyone to rewrite history on this score. False equivalences are odious; it is not the case that there were "problems on both sides." The Obama wing was 100 percent guilty; the Clinton wing was 100 percent innocent. Yes, it really is that simple: The Obots cannot escape the evidence of their own ink.
Never forget. Never forget
. If you're about to tell me that "What's past is past," fuck you. NEVER FORGET.
Some wounds go too deep. Some wounds last a lifetime.
There can be no forgiveness without apology. We have never received one from anyone associated with Daily Kos, Democratic Undergreound, or Huffington Post.