At his opening day press conference for the annual YearlyKos Convention in Chicago, Kos told the assemblage: "There is no Jesse Jackson wing of the Democratic Party anymore. We are the center" and promised to help "cleanse" the party of those not sufficiently progressive.
Rick Moran was at the press conference for Pajamas Media and will be covering the YearlyKos Convention for PJM with videographer Andrew Marcus. Rick's first report follows.
UPDATE: Apparently Markos Zuniga did not use the word "cleanse." He said "cleaning the Democratic Party out" at his press conference in reference to Senator Joseph Lieberman. Pajamas Media apologizes for the inaccuracy and retracts that part of the story.
The "apparently" is a nice touch. "Apparently" wingnut welfare means never having to acknowledge you've been called on a lie. Because here's what Moran wrote:
And as Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, AKA "Kos," made crystal clear at a press conference this afternoon, the battle will not only be against Republicans, but also against Democrats who need to be "cleansed" from the party. Kos didn't name any names, saying we will find out "soon enough" which Democrats would be targeted for defeat in the primaries.
Joseph Lieberman: The Man With No Name.