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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Kos Has a Point

Posted by on March 19 at 6:33 AM

Kos says

Bush is incompetent, sure. But by hammering on just that issue it suggests that Bush’s policies would be better for our country if only we had someone more competent executing them. That’s not true. Bush is both wrong on the issues AND incompetent.

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Could some please explain why Kos has such a large readership. He's OK but that's all.

What's the big deal about Kos?

How does Kos's point play out on Bush's main policy "initiative"—the war?

It seems to me, the only reason you're against the war now, after strenuously supporting it, is because of the way Bush ran it—not because it was wrong to begin with.

Are you now acknowledging, that the war was a bad idea to begin with? In short: That I was right and you were wrong during those heated arguments at Bill's 3 years ago?

Yeah, yeah, I know, Bush has other policies, but it's the war, stupid.

p.s. RE: Where are all the Vietnamese terrorists? They won. They won. They won.

the dem platform: republicans are wrong. the dem alternative: not being republican. dem strategy for promoting this platform: not being in power.

Kos is big because he made himself THE place to be in the runup to the 2004 election. It's not just about his own commentary, though it is partly that; it's that his comments section became a focal point for people looking for one. Not the best blog of all, but earlier than any better ones and better than any earlier ones. It's critical mass.

I think he's mainstreamed now, and I don't know how much of his appeal can survive that. Certainly the comments are unreadable these days. Liberals sure do love to hear themselves be angry!

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