John Aravosis Is Pissed

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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.

via Americablog

1 comment
  1. i think John Aravosis might be my new hero:

    So what have learned in the past 8 months?

    1. Give the Republicans 40% of the stimulus package for wasteful tax cuts and they will:
    a. Vote against the bill anyway;
    b. Claim that you’re the one who wasted all the money; and
    c. Say that the bill isn’t working, when their provisions were the only ones supposed to kick in immediately.

    2. Unilterally cave on one of your biggest promises on health care reform and the GOP will:
    a. Still claim that you’re being partisan.
    b. Still oppose anything you come up.
    c. Vote against the bill anyway.

    And actually, we learned all of this in the past eight years rather than eight months. Democrats tried for years to get the Bush White House to stop being mean to them. They caved on issue after issue, tried to out-war-on-terror the GOP by being more Bush than Bush. And what happened as a result? George Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh still called the Democrats names and did everything they could to halt any Democratic initiative.

    And now after everything Obama has done – or has refused to do – on health care reform, the GOP is claiming – surprise – that he hasn’t done enough, and is in fact doing the exact opposite. Perhaps if Obama caves on a few more promises and betrays a few more Democratic constituencies, then the Republicans will stop throwing sand in his face.

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