I still disagree that it (Daily Kos - editor's note) is 'representative' of the Democratic party, even the base.
This goes directly to my thesis.
My thesis is that the progressive-left, and the grassroots of the Democratic party, has betrayed the Jewish people through accepting anti-Semitic anti-Zionism as part of the larger coalition.
Although you do not state it directly, it strikes me that when you claim that Daily Kos is not representative of the base of the party that you are challenging that thesis.
The truth, of course, is that I cannot know the extent to which dkos fairly represents the base of the party. Certainly it bills itself as a blog associated with the party and it is among the very largest of its type, which would indicate a broad cross-section of Democratic participation considering that it's over 300,000 in registration.
The thing is, tho, my argument is not based solely on dkos. I talk about dkos because I came out of dkos. But my argument is based on the big progressive blogs like the Huffington Post, the prominent progressive-left journals such as the UK Guardian, as well as big Democratic blogs such as Daily Kos. The fact is, actually, that Daily Kos is considerably less anti-Semitic or anti-Zionist than either the Guardian or the Huffington Post.
Nonetheless, what we see coming from the larger progressive blogs and journals is, at worst, a true hatred for the Jewish state and, at best, a comfortable acceptance of that hatred. There's certainly no question about that.
I would think that, taken together, these three prominent venues should indicate a significant trend, don't you? That is point number one, I guess.
We also have the polling which shows that Israel is far more popular among conservatives and Republicans than it is among Democrats and progressives. In fact, the more "progressive" someone is... whatever progressive means exactly... the less likely they are to be supportive of Israel.
I would also think that these two points should constitute sufficient evidence wherein anyone can easily argue that the progressive-left is not particularly friendly to the Jewish state.
However, when you combine those two points with a third, the fact that the progressive movement, as evidenced by the journals listed above, and elsewhere, has made a home of itself for anti-Semitic anti-Zionists, then one can reasonably conclude that the progressive movement, and the base of the party, has betrayed its Jewish constituency.
Finally, it should be noted that Israel is the only country on the face of the planet in which progressives discuss whether or not it should ever have come into existence and whether or not it should continue to exist.
It seems pretty damning of the movement and the party to me.
Finally, this blog, this discussion, is not just about the country of Israel, nor is it just about the well-being of Jewish people. It is also about the rise of radical Islam, via the foolishly named "Arab Spring" (Islamist Winter) which is the the most significant geo-political event since the fall of the Soviet Union.
I respect you, fizziks.
Where am I wrong?