Daily Kos Founder: No Dough for O
Influential blogger and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas caused a first-class kerfuffle on an economy-class budget, announcing that he would be withholding his $2300.00 donation from Barack Obama's campaign until he sees some "good behavior." From Daily Kos: First, he reversed course and capitulated on FISA, not just turning back on the Constitution, but on the whole concept of "leadership". Personally, I like to see presidents who 1) lead, and 2) uphold their promises to protect the Constitution.
Then, he took his not-so-veiled swipe at MoveOn in his "patriotism" speech.
Finally, he reinforced right-wing and media talking points that Wes Clark had somehow impugned McCain's military service when, in reality, Clark had done no such thing. Markos goes to great pains to explain that he still supports Obama, but that he won't be anyone's "water carrier."
He also tries to downplay the importance of his donation (with a 739-word story on the most popular blog in the universe.)
I applaud Markos for not being a water-carrier now, but it makes me wonder where he's been this whole campaign.
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