Markos & DailyKos Getting Barbecued on Twitter

We all know how bought and out of touch dailykos is, and now, so does all of Twitter.

While the shut down causes untold human suffering, the old PR ploy to buy his queen and benefactor enough wasted flowers to fill up a cemetery rises from the storage bin. Here are just some of the responses to his tone-deaf PR stunt.

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dkmich's picture

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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@dkmich

really pissed me off.

BTW, Nancy looks like she recently bathed in the blood of a virgin or something, or is it just the rush that only power can give.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@Lily O Lady
the life out of everything around her.
I'm sure all the roses she got are black now.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

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@Pricknick @Pricknick

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

@Lily O Lady Who does her embalming?

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@MrWebster Nancy & Chuck.jpg

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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@Lily O Lady She needs to retire. If she doesn't, she will destroy all the cred she built up when she won her first House race. Rec'd!!

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@dkmich
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@gjohnsit

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@gjohnsit
I would hardly call the Kossacks
Progressive".

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@dkmich For those lovely folks at TOP.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

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@dkmich

This isn't about Markos, but still, seriously?

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

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@dkmich

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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@divineorder

Ditto for me. Is this a new thing now? Twitting while having some body work done? Especially when so many people don't have insurance or if they do can't afford to use it because of the high deductibles. Were they that high before the ACA? I don't think that they were.

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@snoopydawg

Glad he gave her a voice. Have not supported him since he went first thing on the Israeli junket.

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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@dkmich @dkmich

EDIT:pleassed/pleased

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

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@Amanda Matthews

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Strife Delivery's picture

@snoopydawg Maybe he would get...bourbon?

Just saying that if I was ever Speaker of the House for instance....

Just throwing that out there.

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detroitmechworks's picture

Kinda like Mocking the Disabled. He's trying SO HARD...

I guess Nancy's Memo told him that he was supposed to show how the internet loved Nancy, and how the community wanted to support her... Probably Lost something in the Translation.

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@detroitmechworks

So do the trolls that live there.

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@detroitmechworks

What does feel cruel is when Markos asked us to be happy for thousands of coal miners losing their healthcare because they didn't vote for his candidate.

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@zoebear

That was indeed the last straw for me. What are some adjectives? Cruel, sociopathic, deranged,
evil

way beyond limousine liberal or fortunate son

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@detroitmechworks

This is a stunt to . . .

(a) gain Markos favor with a prominent politician at the expense of his readers,

(b) dun those readers $3.30 for each rose, a retail price, instead of the wholesale price, maybe a buck, that they probably paid for 25k roses,

(c) grift from the fundraiser itself (every donation that goes through the site is milked, iirc, something like 25% for the site's coffers),

and (d) then post it all to Twitter for some flashy celeb PR.

Mind you, in this Markos is only conforming to his nature (as an inveterate grifter) and the culture of the elite, who take extraordinary steps to confirm they belong in that echelon by giving each other gifts and awards for doing nothing significant.

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@dance you monster Not only does Markos grab the spotlight, but he did so at the expense of those donating to the rose cause having to pay above market price for the roses.

The whole thing reeks of "let them eat cake." A Tesla liberal sucking up to a limousine multi millionaire.

And let's remember that Markos himself posted that policy does not matter.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

@detroitmechworks @detroitmechworks did you know Daily Kos now has a polling service? Very reasonable rates, too. Have your people call my people, we'll do lunch sometime.

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Matt Taibbi I love you!

Thanks dkmich for the tweets. I have difficulty loading Twitter on my outdated iPad so I enjoy seeing these!

EDIT: slobbering. Oy!

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@joe shikspack

There is is!

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Raggedy Ann's picture

joyfully reading the tweets. What a dumbass he still is. What a bunch of sheeple at TOP to actually donate the money. Dumbasses themselves. Bad

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"If there is not justice for the people, let there be no peace for the government." Emiliano Zapata

Big Al's picture

a political party with such diverse people. Because they ain't leaving that party. Think about that. Which brings me to my next essay, "Why Do Progressives still Feel the Democratic party is better than the Republican party?"

That said, wow, just wow.

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The right wing will have a field day with this.
Sycophant.

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dkmich's picture

@gjohnsit @gjohnsit

When you have Matt Taibbi laughing at you on Twitter, you absolutely made "laughing stock".

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@gjohnsit
"cringe comedy" like The Office is embarrassing -- it's embarrassing to be a witness to it.

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Sigh

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"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

@gulfgal98 Maybe that's been Markos plan all along. I'm still not so sure he could be that f'n stupid.

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@pro left

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

@Bisbonian
Markos: Let them smell roses!

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Sigh

k9disc's picture

for a couple of years now. It's looking more likely every day.

The shit is bananas. B A N A N A S!
@pro left

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“Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ~ Sun Tzu

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@k9disc But thanks for reminding me of this guilty pleasure. Smile

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@gulfgal98 makes it appear he is holding her up and steadying her.
Just sayin'...

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@gulfgal98

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

smiley7's picture

fucking clueless.

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Bollox Ref's picture

Nothing much to add, but the guy is bizarre, with a capital wacko!

What a waste of money and time. Is our Markos losing it?

Plus, aren't a lot of cut/ornamental flowers flown up from South America? What a waste of fuel.

Twat.

(Edited)

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

snoopydawg's picture

@Bollox Ref

For being the first woman speaker it was appropriate, but not this time in my opinion because of how she has been a roadblock for any legislation that would help us. This and the fact that so many people are hurting financially just makes this tone deaf.

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The most biting tweets was from a guy trying to put together a food pantry for hungry college students and what he could do with the $80K.

Markos in his pronouncements about the future of the democratic party essentially crowned himself the King of the POC vote. He is a mova and a shaker. He is a man of great influence and a power playa. He affirmed to Pelosi and the donor establishment that he is a made man and he can be trusted to keep their interests safe.

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@MrWebster

Is that what it fucking cost?

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@zoebear

Each rose retails around $3.00. While he doubtfully paid retail, he sure charged the trolls on his site retail. One thing dailykos taught me the hard way was to zip my wallet.

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@dkmich

Maybe we should crowd source a few thousand 2x4's and tell him to shove them up his ass?

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@zoebear the ones with the nails still in them.

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@Snode

Good one Smile

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Eagles92's picture

@zoebear Count me in on this one.

Seriously, what can we all send him, in an amount impossible to ignore?

(Dildos?)

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@Eagles92

Along with a note saying "Don't be a Dick"

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Benny's picture

BREAKING: "Daily Kos Shows Bernie Sanders How Real Socialism is Done. Sends Nancy Multi-Millionaire Nancy Pelosi 85k Worth of Crowdfunded Roses" pic.twitter.com/Y6KJnVuuln

— Bernie Headlines (@BernieHeadlines) January 10, 2019

I found GOS' action so tone deaf when I see all of the fundraisers on TOPs site, which he brags about how the site helps people. But nonetheless, he persisted, and got a free RT ticket to DC to obtain his photo-op.

I sent a small donation equally about half of dozen of those flowers to this site today. Sorry I can't do more.

I did enjoy this thread though.

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snoopydawg's picture

@Benny

Just wow. Not only giving millionaire Pelosi $85,000 worth of roses, but taking a dig at Bernie and saying that this is what real socialism looks like.

ETA tweet

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dkmich's picture

@snoopydawg @snoopydawg

Not even Kos and his tribe of trolls can be that stupid.

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@Benny ... just like the Clinton Foundation helped Haiti.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

@Eagles92
Good

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"If there is not justice for the people, let there be no peace for the government." Emiliano Zapata

look like a creep! Yuck. And Yikes.

Check out the shiny jacket, fashionably tight trousers, cool cat colored shirt--does lavender mean he's gay? That would be a good thing if he is, I would hate to think of some good woman ruining her life living with him. And they're holding hands. Aww garsh.

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@Nastarana

But why the 'gay' thing? He has a wife and kids.

Why is it that it's a good thing he might be gay??

(Edited)

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

@Bollox Ref whomever that might be. Wife and kids you say? I wonder for how long.

I think gay men coming out is good for straight women. Each to their own and happiness, one hopes, for all.

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I don't see it as a dig at Bernie as much as GOS as someone who enjoys telling folks about his Tesla. Quite opposite from Bernie.

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One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.--Tennyson

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The comments in this diary are shameful for anyone who says that they are progressives.

Requiem for a Lightweight

For most people, the natural reaction upon learning Markos Moulitsas had penned a blog post titled “Be Happy for Coal Miners Losing Their Health Insurance. They’re Getting Exactly What They Voted For” probably went something like this:

“What is this? This is awful.”

“Hmm. That is awful.”

Or, perhaps, “Who? What is this website? This is awful to me.”

Twelve years later, and it feels like we are a much longer way away from the halcyon era of the Howard Dean campaign. It is baffling to think the losing Democratic primary campaign of a yelping pharma shill in the pay of a violent Iranian cult could be some high-water mark for liberals. But to at least one rapidly graying liberal clique, it is.

Such is — was — the mindset of Markos Moulitsas, or “Kos,” as he is insufferably known: an un-person already, at the youngish age of forty-five.
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Such was the strange logic of Moulitsas: the (admittedly odious) senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut was an enemy to be crushed, while Virginia’s Mark Warner — venture capitalist, telecom millionaire, and Wall Street–financed deficit hawk — was keynote speaker material for Moulitsas’s interminable yearly convention.

This was an era in which General Wesley Clark — a lunatic and war criminal who nearly started World War III over an airport in Kosovo — was somehow drafted by Moulitsas as not merely an alternative to Bush, but as an antiwar standard-bearer. The 2004 presidential candidates wound a strange dialectic of proving their antiwar bona fides by trying to sound more martial and hawkish than Bush; even Howard Dean, the least offensive of this bunch, would demand Saddam Hussein “disarm” himself of non-existent weapons, while advancing the stalking horse of Afghanistan as the “good war” to be fighting.

That such actions could be considered estimable for the “democratic wing of the Democratic Party” says something about how delusional these people were.


Hillary Clinton won the election, but a system designed to let a powerful minority override the will of the majority selected some asshole.

Hillary Clinton did not win the election. Hillary Clinton very much did not win the election. Some newspapers covered this event. Some even might go so far as to say she lost the election. The electoral college is antidemocratic to the hilt, an insult to the idea of democracy, a banana republic institution. It was also the only game in town, and everyone knew that in the march to November.

For now, we have to deal with that bullshit reality, and lots of good people will suffer serious consequences. But don’t feel sorry for the ones who enabled this nightmare by voting for the incoming Trump-Putin administration. For example, why should we weep for the retired coal miners who will now lose their health insurance thanks to the GOP majority — despite the best efforts of coal-state Democrats to change the outcome?

Yes, this will be a terrible outcome for a group of people who have really drawn a shitty lot in life. But how sorry should we be for this crowd?

They are getting exactly the government that they voted for. Democrats can no longer offer unrequited love and cover for them. And isn’t this what democracy is all about? They won the election! This is what they wanted!

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Sherrod Brown, and Joe Donnelly got to stand up for those miners, reminding their coal country constituents who is really looking out for them. But when you elect a Republican majority, that’s the government they’re going to get.

Exactly as they hoped.

Another thing that they like to say is Popular vote winner Hillary Clinton..... and Popular vote loser Donald Trump .....

Sad.

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Big Al's picture

democratic party. So I'm not impressed by all the indignation over what the little wannabe and his followers did. Taibbi voted for Clinton the war criminal for crying out loud, so he doesn't have much room to talk about some fucking roses.

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thought this was a great idea?

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@on the cusp Moosetits doesn't abide advisors.

He seems to think he's the smartest person in the room.

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I found one...

"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses."

Chinese Proverb

Now we can guess as to what exactly IS the fragrance left on Markos' hands.

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"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

titled "Daily Kos Scams Users via 'Roses' Scheme. The diary has already been pulled, but here is a link to the comments Kos made before it was removed.

https://www.dailykos.com/comments/1825174/72539831#comment_72539831

The apologetics for this action blows my mind. Makes religious apologetics look reasonable.

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"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

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@Fishtroller 02

Makes religious apologetics look reasonable.

That's truly saying something! Give rose

Then again, Kos pretty much is a religious cult.

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dullards justifying this stupidity. I tried but I can handle only so much. And woe be it to the poor poster who dares to point out what a tone-deaf and cynical stunt this was.

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1825079

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa