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Lieberman Jeered, Kos Cheered — at the DLC, of All Places

By Daniel Treiman

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Markos Moulitsas, leader of the Daily Kos crew and field marshal of the left-wing “net-roots” movement, recently appeared at a gathering of his least-favorite faction of his own political party. Speaking at the “National Conversation” hosted by the centrist Democratic Leadership Council, Moulitsas offered an unkind (and unprintable) word for former DLC chairman Joseph Lieberman. And his remark was cheered — somewhat to his, and a second liberal blogger’s, seeming surprise.

Now, it’s true that DLC chief Al From — who had backed Lieberman’s independent Senate candidacy after he had lost the Democratic nomination — had already rebuked Lieberman for his endorsement of Republican John McCain. But the cheers for Moulitsas — who had once boasted that he had a plan to destroy the DLC — hint at the incredible depth of the divide that has opened between Lieberman and even those elements of the Democratic Party that have been the most sympathetic to him.



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DK Thu. Jul 3, 2008

Very interesting. Well...Lieberman seems less intent on rescuing the Democratic party than preferring than undermining it.

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