Left-wing activist and multimillionaire Corporate Media mogul Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, published an article in Daily Kos (which he owns) on Monday wishing death and poverty on workers who voted for Trump. Daily Kos purports to be a political weblog analyzing the news from a Liberal perspective. And as we've frequently seen during the post-Election weeks, modern Liberalism is essentially anti-Democratic, Elitist, corrupt, and thuggish.
Moulitsas' article is titled "Be Happy for Coal Miners Losing their Health Insurance: They're Getting Exactly what they Voted For." What this so-called populist is referring to is a proposed extension of Federal Benefits to retired coal miners, introduced by Senator Manchin of West Virginia as part of the Stopgap Spending Bill. Senator Manchin dropped the Bill's inclusion on the condition that the Senate consider it as a separate Bill and vote on it before recess. In other words, Manchin was simply employing a procedural tactic to draw attention to the Bill's urgency (the benefits are set expire on December 31st).
The reality then, is that the coal miners have not lost their benefits; will likely not lose them; and the Bill had nothing whatsoever to do with Trump. Obama already signed the Stopgap Spending Bill without the inclusion of Manchin's Amendment.
Nonetheless, Moulitsas wrings his hands with sadistic glee over the prospect that retired coal miners will lose healthcare and sink into dire poverty. Just read this abominable rant:
"Hilary Clinton won the election but a system designed to let a powerful minority override the will of the majority elected some a-----e. For now we have to deal with this b------t reality, and lots of good people will suffer serious consequences. But don't feel sorry for the ones who enabled this nightmare by voting for the incoming Trump-Putin Administration. For example, why should we weep for the retired coal miners who will now lose their health insurance thanks to the GOP majority---despite the best efforts of Democrats to change the outcome?"
Aside from the considerable level of fake news in the preceding quote, note the viciousness and lack of empathy the author displays. After preaching phony Cultural Marxist schmaltz for the last decade about compassion for the poor, he now tells his readers that poverty is exactly what people who didn't vote Democrat deserve. It gets worse; Moulitsas goes off on a full-blown Olbermann-style paroxysm of outrage:
"How sorry should we feel for this crowd? Coal country swung hard for Donald Trump, winning 70-80% in some of these counties." (apparently Moulitsas doesn't believe that the Russians hacked the voting machines there) "Don't weep for these coal miners, now abandoned by their GOP patrons. They are getting exactly the government that they voted for. Democrats can no longer offer unrequited love and cover for them. And isn't this what democracy is all about? They won the election! This is what they wanted!"
Moulitsas, a smug, pompous, self-appointed 'cultural elite' and his alleged unrequited love is exactly what the voters rejected. The voters saw Moulitsas, Olbermann, Colbert, and their media ilk for the servile toadies of the corrupt and decadent Clinton Machine that they are. A DNC machine which has done very little for the benefit of coal miners---except to cripple the coal industry and stuff funds into the pockets of political cronies operating bogus green energy and climate change scams.
And lest we forget also, most of the Democratic Party voters in coal country supported Senator Sanders during the primaries. When one's candidate is blatantly cheated out of nomination by the other candidate, it's hardly to be expected that the cheating candidate will get much support from the cheated voters. That's the extent of Moulitsas' unrequited love that the DNC displayed for their coal country constituents.
Daily Kos is yet another example of the yellow journalism and supermarket tabloid level reporting and writing into which the American Corporate Media has sunk.