Monday, June 28, 2010

The Rehabilitation of Markos Moulitsas

I published the following article on July16, 2007, while beginning to research and publish the Truth About Kos blog one article and research path at a time.  Although something seemed inherently fishy about this "Kos" character, it took a month of additional research before I could discover and publish , on July 8, 2007, "the shocking facts" contained in the explosive  article entitled, "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga by Justice and History."

The Indictment began as follows:
Having discovered that Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA, founder of DailyKos) has a long history of participation in and support update the "Ïndictment,"of the Republican Party and, moreover, trained with the US Central Intelligence Agency in 2001, now research into the life and history of Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑiGA has revealed and established the following facts and, therefore, justice and history now bring this twenty-four count indictment of Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA [MAMZ]:
It was subsequently necessary to update the "The Indictment",  to include new sources, discoveries and citations, particularly as members of the blogging public, including Stu Piddy, read the transcript of MAMZ's speech to the Commonwealth Club and realized that if MAMZ's activities were as he said they were in the speech, then he must have trained and worked at the CIA for as much as two full years, between 2001 and 2003.  These discoveries all began with my gnawing desire to understand the man who said he was "Crashing the Gates" of the Democratic Party and the mainstream media in order to remake them in his own image.

I don`t think any of us expected to discover that he was doing so only after having been trained by the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  However, since the biography that MAMZ offered the world made no sense, it became necessary to research and explain the truth to the blogging and general public, by driving over eight hundred thousand Google hits that would be impossible to ignore.  (Some of the hits at Google for "Kos" and "CIA" relate too MAMZ's own statements on other issues rather than his professional involvement with the CIA.)

The Rehabilitation of Markos Moulitsas

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Today, Markos Moulitsas, is the doctrinaire leftist publisher of the DailyKos “progressive” anti-war blog, railing against the moderation of candidates like Hillary Rodham Clinton and Harold Ford. But in the 1980’s, Mr. Moulitsas was an unabashed Reagan Democrat, even working as a campaign aid to George H.W. Bush in the 1992 Presidential election.
Last year, in a piece Markos wrote for the Cato (libertarian) Institute, Markos acknowledged that the spent the 1980's as a Reagan Republican.
How did Markos achieve this stunning metamorphosis in just a few short years? Actually, nobody knows and Markos isn’t telling. He has told interviewers, improbably, that he last voted for the Republicans in 1992, because he suddenly realized that they didn’t support “states rights” as strongly as he would have liked. (See articles above.)
He said,
"We can fondly look back to a time [during the 1980's Reagan Administration] when Republicans spoke a good game on libertarian issues . . .[including] fealty to state rights . . ." The Case for the Libertarian Democrat (by Markos Moulitsas)
“States rights” is the right-wing proposition that the federal government lacks the Constitutional authority to oblige the states to integrate schools, oblige restaurants to serve Black patrons and mandate equal rights for the disabled. States rights was the clarion call of southern segregationists against integration of schools and restaurants.
Considering that, for Markos, part of the Republicans "speaking a good game" on libertarian issues consisted, in Markos’ words, of "fealty to states rights", clearly Markos is saying that he stopped supporting the Republicans because they stopped supporting states’ rights.
But, Markos' rejection of the Republicans today doesn’t make sense, because Republicans' dedication to states’ rights has not deminished. One would have thought that George H.W. Bush’s appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court would have satisfied Markos thirst for states rights jurisprudence on the US Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas is among the foremost proponents of states rights on the US Supreme Court.
E. J. Dion says,
What was once obvious is becoming painfully obvious again: The doctrine of states' rights, so often invoked as a principle, is almost always a pretext to deny the federal government authority to do things that conservatives dislike. These include expanding claims to individual rights, increasing protections for the environment and regulating business.
For example,
In the ground-breaking 2000 case, United States v. Morrison, the Supreme Court was presented with a constitutional challenge to 42 U.S.C. 13981, the provision of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) that gives victims of gender-motivated violence a private right of action against their assailants. In a 5-4 decision, the Court struck down the law, holding that the Commerce Clause did not provide Congress with the authority to enact the civil remedy portion of VAWA, since the provision was found not to be a regulation of activity that "substantially affected" interstate commerce; and secondly, because the enforcement clause of the Fourteenth Amendment did not provide Congress with authority to enact the provision . . .
With Thomas and four other justices declining to extend the enforcement clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to enact VAWA, "the unfortunate consequence of a series of political decisions harking back to Reconstruction" occurred, said Jack Balkin, a law professor at Yale. The 14th Amendment is arguably the natural home of civil rights legislation, as it guarantees equal citizenship, and it gives Congress power to enforce equality rights. Balkin elaborates, "We should recognize what the framers of the 14th Amendment intended: Congress has an independent power and obligation to promote and protect equal citizenship and civil rights." Therefore, if Congress believes that a law is necessary and proper to promote equal citizenship, it should have the power to pass it "without using the fiction that inequality affects interstate commerce."
. . . The effects of Morrison have undermined civil rights generally and women's safety issues in particular. "The Rehnquist Court's ruling in U.S. v. Morrison is a setback for women's rights and a triumph for those that seek to roll back 30 years of federal civil rights law under the guise of states' rights," said Kathy Rodgers. "The Court has slammed shut the courthouse door, wished women good luck, and sent us back to the states for justice."
With Clarence Thomas appointed to the US Supreme Court to uphold states’ rights, it hardly seems logical that Markos would have abandoned the Republicans who had done so much to revive “states rights” in the post Civil Rights era, particularly with the appoint of Clarence Thomas, the foremost advocate of states’ rights.
And therein lies the mystery of Markos. Why is he a Democrat at all, if he still supports states’ rights?


Anonymous said...

The plain, unvarnished truth is, anyone who truly cared about the issues knew from the beginning that Markos Moulitsas was a fraud. Nor is he a republican. Back in the beginning, in some interview, I think it was the first time he was interviewed on tv, telling one of his many stories about himself, that his father had told him to watch the different political factions fight each other, not to pick a side, but to watch and see how one could profit from it. I believe that was a rare kernal of truth that he let slip out.

Moulitsas has always been looking for one scam or another to perpetuate, trying to put himself out there as a commodity, to see who bit. I don't believe he was trained by the CIA, and it's an established fact that he lied about his law degree. He allied himself with that criminal, Jerome Armstrong, the founder of mydd, a con artist who was caught by the SEC perpetuating frauds.

It wasn't the republicans who bit, now was it.. it was the corrupt dems, and I say that as someone who was a lifelong liberal democrat, and now am an independent. Moulitsas was caught committing fraud, using his blog to promote the fraud Howard Dean, not disclosing that he and Armstrong were in Dean's employ. Moulitsas uses censorship to quash honest debate on his site. He doesn't care about any issues, only profit. Of course, the same can be said for the democrats and the left. Progressives have shown themselves to be regressive, altogether, the dems and the left represent a plantation mindset, and embrace slavery and Jim Crow.

If you can't accept that truth, than you're as much a fraud as Moulitsas.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

Anonymous, you said,

"the dems and the left represent a plantation mindset, and embrace slavery and Jim Crow. If you can't accept that truth, than you're as much a fraud as Moulitsa".

You are entitled to your opinion, but I would be truly interested to learn what leads you to that globalized conclusion, particularly with respect to the Democratic Party as a whole, but including sufficiently specific information so that readers can decide if they agree with you or not for themselves.

I was not aware that "it's an established fact that Moulitsas lied about his law degree."

Once again, can you provide us (Truth About Kos and its readers) with a source to back up your allegation. For example, what specific part of his law degree did he lie about?

The allegation about Moulitsas law school graduation being a fraud reminds me of similar facts I discovered about Al Gore. Although he says in his resumes that he attended law school and divinity school, he doesn't bother to mention that he failed to complete (flunked out?) of both graduate school programs.

To some people, that doesn't make much difference. To me, it's a question of his honesty, work ethic, and an insult to those who DID finish their graduate school education, even at great cost and with much work.

So, can you provide some additional detail about that your allegations with respect to MAMZ, including citation to some definitive soures. That would certainly be information that readers and the editor of The Truth About Kos would be interested in knowing and disseminating with certainty.

Since MAMZ has never come forward to deny the CIA connection, maybe it's part of the bogus background he has offered to the public and them media about many facts concerning himself and his family. But we would need to know that with certainty before we would print it as a fact.