He Was Never That Into You
The only thing remarkable about the comments [. . .] is that anyone would be surprised by them. - Glenn Greenwald
The Progressive blogs scorned AGAIN by the Obama Administration:
LESTER HOLT: John what we saw in that protest today, was it simply frustration or does it represent a serious problem the President is having with an important part of his base? [. . .] [I]n general when you look at the left as a whole, have there been conversations about some things they thought would have been done but haven’t?
HARWOOD: Sure but If you look at the polling, Barack Obama is doing well with 90% or more of Democrats so the White House views this opposition as really part of the “internet left fringe” Lester. And for a sign of how seriously the White House does or doesn’t take this opposition, one adviser told me today those bloggers need to take off their pajamas, get dressed and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult.
Outrage ensues. At this point, it is rather ridiculous. Obama signalled his disdain for progressive blogs and activists who did not toe his line long ago. A new articulation of this long held view does not seem to me an appropriate moment for shock and outrage. After all, pols are pols, and do what they do:
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