Dean Esmay

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Well, Republicans may have made a lot of mistakes in the last couple of years, but they're generally not stupid. I predicted months ago that Republicans would soon begin combing the far-left hate-blog Daily Kos as part of their opposition research for the upcoming elections. They would be idiots not to. Prominent Democrats from all over the country have openly aligned with Markos and his group of Blame America First defeatists. Voters have every right to know that information before they walk into the voting booth.

Martin Peretz wrote an excellent editorial Monday noting that Connecticut's would-be Senator Ned Lamont is Karl Rove's dream Democrat: shallow to the extreme, a one-trick pony candidate who displays all the depth of a rainpuddle when it comes to the situations in places like Iraq and Iran.

All of that is quite true of course. But Peretz left out the most important fact about Ned Lamont: he's nothing but the lapdog of the most hateful, unhinged fringe leftists in the blogosphere, like Jane Hamsher and Markos Moulitsas Zúniga.

Mark Finkelstein notes that Markos Moulitsas Zúniga is strangely coy about his close personal friendship and tireless promotion of his lapdog Ned Lamont. Why might that be? Hmm, let me think: could it be that if he acknowledged the relationship openly, Ned Lamont might have to answer for so many of the vicious, hateful, and just plain lunatic fringe stuff that appears regularly on his blogger-buddy web sites?