Barbara Boxer & Kos


Barbara Boxer, the jackass of a Senator from my state just got a huge amount of roses and blogged about it on, get this, Daily Kos (hat tip croooow blog).

The same Kos who said the following:

Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, who runs the Angry Left Daily Kos blog, had this to say in a post yesterday about the murders of four American contractors who were helping to deliver food in Fallujah, Iraq:

Every death should be on the front page

Let the people see what war is like. This isn’t an Xbox game. There are real repercussions to Bush’s folly.

That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries [sic]. They aren’t in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.

Zuniga has taken down the original post, but in a new post he acknowledges it and offers a partial retraction, which essentially amounts to saying he didn’t actually “feel nothing”; in fact, he was angry at the victims. Blogger Michael Friedman has a screen shot of the original post.

It’s worth noting that the Daily Kos is popular among Democratic leaders. Zuniga is a principal in the Armstrong Zuniga political consulting firm, which touts the Daily Kos as “the most popular political weblog with over 3 million monthly visits.” Friedman has a list of congressional candidates who advertise on the site, and in a February posting Zuniga reported that Terry McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, “asked if I would post” a “Message to Blog Community.”

Kinda ironic since she was so dismayed over the loss of our soldiers:

BOXER: Now, I suppose we could have gone in there and people could have killed to get him. The fact is not one person wants either of those two to see the light of day again. And in one case, we did it without Americans dying; in the other case, we did it with Americans dying.

And I think if you ask the average American, you know, “Was Saddam worth one life, one American life?” they’d say no. He’s the bottom of the barrel, and the fact is we’ve lost so many lives over it.

So if we do get a little testy on the point — and I admit to be so — it’s because it continues day in and day out and 25 percent of the dead are from California. We cannot forget — we cannot forget that.

Guess this dingbat doesn’t mind associating with the likes of people who thinks our American soldiers and civilians are nothing but merceneries, and could care less if they are killed.

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