The Daily Kos Goes After Greenspan’s Family

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have a particularly high opinion of the folks over at the Daily Kos, but I never fully realized what a group of sewer trawling scumbags they really were until I read this post from DavidNYC.

After getting angry at Greenspan for taking positions he doesn’t like, DavidNYC advocates not just trying to dig up dirt on Greenspan — which would be bad enough — but he wants the kossacks to go after Greenspan’s FAMILY. Just take a look (emphasis mine)…

“As you’ve probably noticed, there have been several Alan Greenspan-related posts on the main page in just the past day or so. In one of those threads, blogswarmer Bob Brigham suggested that we “unleash the blogosphere” on Greenspan. It’s a brilliant idea – no one is more worthy of having a halo-ectomy than St. Alan – so let’s have at it.

If you’re interested in joining this research project, here’s my thinking on how it should proceed. (And feel free to chime in with suggestions on the process as well.) We should hunt down anything Greenspan has ever written, said or done that reflects poorly on him. This would include erroneous predictions, older statements which contradict things he’s said recently, and anything that’s just plain wrong, venal or stupid. The only rules are that it has to be true (of course) and sourced (preferably with a link, but if you’re using Lexis, that’s cool too – just tell us where it’s from).

And for those of you who want to really get down & dirty in the trenches, we can turn this into a one-degree-of-separation venture. That is, if you can find similar material for anyone who is closely linked to Greenspan, that’s fair game, too. Good examples would be Greenie’s idol, the nutbag “objectivist” Ayn Rand, and Andrea Mitchell, his NBC reporter wife. (An aside: We can debate the merits of this approach all you like, but suffice it to say, there is no question that Republicans do the same crap to us all the time. If you still want to play by the Marquess of Queensberry rules, fine – but I’ve moved on to brass knuckles.)

…And, to make it amply clear, this is emphatically not a call for a “smear” campaign. This is a call to reveal the truth about Alan Greenspan (and his associates).”

Oh, it’s not a smear campaign because they say it’s not a smear campaign. Got it. And this “one-degree-of-separation” business? They’re gonna go after his wife and presumably any close relatives Greenspan has? This is what happens when you have people with no morals, no class, no sense of decency and turn them loose in the political arena. You get people like Kos and DavidNYC whose attitude is, “Well, they’re in the way, so let’s try to dig up dirt on their personal life and destroy them.”

Furthermore, keep in mind that the Daily Kos is as mainstream as it gets on the left. It’s the biggest political blog out there and Kos has even consulted for the DNC Chairman, Howard Dean. So, I guess that’s how it’s done on the left now. If you can’t beat ’em, try to dig up dirt on their family. These people are truly swine…

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