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Robin “Liberals Hate Real Americans” Hayes Says Liberal Bloggers Did It!

In his debate yesterday with Larry Kissell, Robin Hayes now has a new explanation for why he said "liberals hate real Americans."  First he didn’t say it, then the audio clip surfaced, and now — it was all because of liberal bloggers! (see video clip above).

I’m personally quite thrilled that we’ve become such great all-purpose bogeyman.  I feel like I need a foot rub and a cigarette. 

Peter Daou has a thoughtful piece looking back on the growth of the netroots at the Huffington Post, entitled  "On November Fourth, the Netroots Should Be More Than an Afterthought":

We should acknowledge that the netroots kept hope alive when our system of checks and balances was in mortal danger, kept hope alive when civil liberties were fast becoming disposable niceties. We should realize that back when Billmon and Bob Somerby and a gentle soul with a sharp pen named Steve Gilliard were required reading, when Digby was a mystery man and Firedoglake was a new blog with an intriguing name, when citizens across the country began logging on and conversing from the heart, there was no glory in political blogging. There still isn’t. No one knew if blogs would become quaint artifacts. Many hoped they would. Blogging was about speaking up for America’s guiding principles, liberty, justice, equality, opportunity, democracy.

If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that you never get credit for being right too early.  Just ask Howard Dean.  But it’s been fun to be a part of all this nonetheless.

Meanwhile, House GOP officials have leaked a "death list" of most vulnerable seats, and it includes Hayes.    It may be a smoke screen, however, since the NRCC is pouring money into Hayes’ district and Larry Kissell doesn’t have enough money to run television ads.

If you feel like pounding another nail into Robin Hayes’ coffin like the ghoulish fiend you no doubt are, you can donate to Blue America candidate Larry Kissell here.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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