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Many Liberals Reject Markos Moulitsas's Anti-Conservative Book
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Posted on 09/02/2010 9:28:33 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Many Liberals Reject Markos Moulitsas's Anti-Conservative Book Max Fisher Max Fisher Thu Sep 2, 8:06 am ET

WASHINGTON, DC – A number of liberal writers are condemning American Taliban, the just-released book by prominent liberal blogger and political organizer Markos Moulitsas. Moulitsas, also known as Kos and the chief of prominent website Daily Kos, argues in his book that elements of the U.S. conservative movement are akin to the Taliban, a militant terrorist group responsible for thousands of deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some liberals--though certainly not all--think that's a bad idea. Here's why.

The book's official description reads, "America's primary international enemy--Islamic radicalism--insists on government by theocracy, curtails civil liberties, embraces torture, represses women, wants to eradicate homosexuals from society, and insists on the use of force over diplomacy. Remind you of a certain American political party? In American Taliban, Markos Moulitsas pulls no punches as he compares how the Republican Party and Islamic radicals maintain similar worldviews and tactics. Moutlitsas also challenges the media, fellow progressives, and our elected officials to call the radical right on their jihadist tactics more forcefully for the good of our nation and safety of all citizens."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americantaliban; dailykos; kos; markosmoulitsas; moulitsas; projection; tolerantleft

1 posted on 09/02/2010 9:28:34 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

This is what happens when a one-dimensional thinker tries to participate in a 3-D world.


2 posted on 09/02/2010 9:31:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sub-Driver

...and its just a small step to start killing conservatives. First you marginalize then you de-humanize...then you start the killing. This book is a study in projection.


3 posted on 09/02/2010 9:32:00 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Sub-Driver
Kos needs a tampon stuck into his big fat hystrionic 100% dishonest gay mouth.


4 posted on 09/02/2010 9:34:25 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Last time I checked, killing the Infidels (i.e. Democrats) is not a “legitimate tenet” of the Republican Party, but we can propose it at the next convention if that would make Kos happy.


5 posted on 09/02/2010 9:34:57 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

You said it.

At least the Discovery gunman had six or seven insane agenda items in his manifesto. Kos is trying to pound away with just one.


6 posted on 09/02/2010 9:35:01 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll bet that book sells dozens of copies.


7 posted on 09/02/2010 9:35:41 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Exactly.


8 posted on 09/02/2010 9:35:58 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Notice how four of the five reviews *compared* his book to the book “Liberal Fascism”?

In a way, this is much like the *technique* used by Islamist apologists who, when asked to denounce “Islamic terror”, instead denounce “all terrorism”. Even when pressed, they will not now or ever denounce “Islamic terrorism” by itself.

If Kos’s book is reprehensible, it is reprehensible on its own terms, despite what someone else said in another book. Yes, there are many bad books out there, but this is not about them.


9 posted on 09/02/2010 9:36:13 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Sub-Driver
...American Taliban, the just-released book by prominent liberal blogger and political organizer Markos Moulitsas. Moulitsas...

Unbelievable. These people are deranged. Honestly, even if we can effect huge political gains in November, I don't know how we can overcome the 40% or so of the voting population that is absolutely crazy, and would love nothing better than a dictatorship.

10 posted on 09/02/2010 9:36:49 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 6SJ7

I’d even go a few hundred, since most of the moonbats will buy spare copies, and one for their imaginary friend.


11 posted on 09/02/2010 9:37:25 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver
The Koskook is hosting a big celebration at his house on the night of Nov, 2nd. BYOS (bring your own strychnine)
12 posted on 09/02/2010 9:39:45 AM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Wow - well put!


13 posted on 09/02/2010 9:40:54 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Sub-Driver

The Taliban worships a false god.


14 posted on 09/02/2010 9:42:14 AM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Sub-Driver
"Conservatives are akin to the Taliban.

And if you challenge that we'll cut off your head and slander anyone who defends you.!"

Fact is, the Left is fast approaching being every bit as demanding of complete compliance as those they love to accuse Conservatives of modeling.

"Accuse your enemies of that which you yourself are doing."--Saul Alinsky

15 posted on 09/02/2010 9:43:54 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson

A review thread at The Ant Farm might provide some comedy, eh?


16 posted on 09/02/2010 9:51:35 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Many wonder why we don't have flying cars in 2010. I ask, "Where's my frikken Unicorn, FUBO?")
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To: Sub-Driver

OH, I hope this author gets lots of TV time, so folks can start looking at the most vocal liberals in a whole new, and likely less approving, way.


17 posted on 09/02/2010 9:58:42 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Sub-Driver

This was one of those fantasy-world inhabitants who were convinced that Bush was attempting to establish a theocracy. I’ve never read anything funnier than their earnest insistence that theirs is a “reality-based” approach. It’s a “let’s-pretend” approach and most normal people give it up around age ten.


18 posted on 09/02/2010 10:10:44 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver
insists on government by theocracy

I've been on FR a number of years now. I think it's safe to say that FR is as solid a bedrock conservative site as there is on the internet. Not once have I encountered a post that advocates "government by theocracy." Markos is a whiny and dishonest brat, and smear merchant. In other words, your typical far-left loon.

19 posted on 09/02/2010 10:17:16 AM PDT by mojito
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To: JPG

LOL yeah Markos 40 years of liberal reign will come up a few years short.


20 posted on 09/02/2010 10:20:19 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Sub-Driver

Isn’t he sort of old news. I thought Huffpo was the major influential Lib site now.


21 posted on 09/02/2010 10:28:57 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can’t wait to pick up a copy at the local “Dollar Store” soon.


22 posted on 09/02/2010 10:30:06 AM PDT by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It shows the paucity of the liberal mind that this guy is a spokesman. What an embarrassment.


23 posted on 09/02/2010 10:32:45 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Don’t kill them. Just cut off their funding.


24 posted on 09/02/2010 11:35:27 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: FormerACLUmember

I mean really you can jut look at the gy and see that he isn’t all there. Who in their right mind would take anything he says seriously other than other nutty lefties? He should change the name of his site to the daily nutter.


25 posted on 09/02/2010 11:51:11 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Sub-Driver

Thirty years ago, thought and utterances like these might have garnered some attention. Today: Yawn. Just another liberal moron angling for the spotlight.


26 posted on 09/02/2010 11:57:44 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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Note: this topic is from September 2, 2010.

American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right American Taliban:
How War, Sex, Sin, and Power
Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right

by Markos Moulitsas

Kindle Edition


Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #179,376


27 posted on 07/03/2011 4:44:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Sub-Driver

If it were as Kos describes, he would not be alive
today.


28 posted on 07/03/2011 4:46:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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