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“The left of the left.” That would be people like me, a former Republican, Markos, former military and a former Republican, and Arianna, a former Republican. Yes, we’re such wacky tree-hugging liberals, all of us. That would be all of you who read the progressive blogs. And all of you who are members of unions like the AFL and SEIU. And all of you who belong to MoveOn, or who are members of any of the myriad non-profits around town who are working on the health care reform issue. All of you, to this White House, are “the left of the left.” The crazies. The wacko fringe. But next election, Barack Obama will be happy to take your money and your votes, just like he did last time for promises that are now too wacky to keep.
You don’t hear similar criticism coming out of the White House about the crazy teabaggers shutting down the town hall meetings and accusing Obama of being a socialist, and Hitler. You don’t hear senior White House officials calling them the right of the right, or questioning their dedication to the cause. No, they’re patriotic Americans exercising their First Amendment rights, White House officials tell the press. And Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, who’s been running around the country telling people that Barack Obama plans to put millions of elderly to death – never a bad word from the White House about him either. The only people that Barack Obama’s White House feels comfortable deriding and dismissing in the media are the people who put him into office in the first place. Democrats.