November 22, 2008

What Did The Five Fingers Say To The Face?


James Kirchick of The New Republic (not a conservative publication by any means) is pointing his fingers at the unhinged Lefty end of the blogosphere and snickering:

"Barack Obama isn't even President yet, and he's already angering some of his most devoted followers on the party's left wing. This is the mark of what could be a very successful presidency.

"With its congressional majority, the Democratic Party has refused to seriously try to end the war, to stop the bailout and to stop the trampling of civil liberties, just to name a few off the top of my head," wrote David Sirota on the popular liberal blog OpenLeft, decrying the serial betrayals of Obama and the congressional Democratic majority. The Democratic Party, he wrote, has "faced no real retribution" for its manifold heresies, something that Sirota believes he and his band of angry bloggers must change. "We better understand why this happened," he fumed.

Allow me to provide an answer. You don't matter. (emphasis mine)

Kirchick then refers to the recent hissy fit thrown by the likes of Jane Hamsher and Markos (Kos) Moulitsas Zuniga over the refusal to hand them Joe Lieberman's severed head on a platter. Lieberman has retained his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee.


Now that establishment Liberals are content to have (at least temporarily) secured all the marbles in Washington, it seems they're happy to throw their "crazy aunt in the attic" radical brethren under the bus. Kirchick continues:

The week before Tuesday's meeting, Obama let it be known that he bore "no grudge" against Lieberman. Setting a positive tone so early after a hard-fought election, he is already making good on his promise to, if not end, then at least lessen the "petty partisanship" he decried in the campaign. Among the positive outcomes of this week's abject lesson in letting bygones be bygones, it is reassuring to see that the leadership of the Democratic Party isn't as petty, vindictive and small as its left-wing supporters.
Double Heh.

Posted by Gary at November 22, 2008 07:18 PM | TrackBack

It's like a feeding frenzy: every patchouli-scented activist thinks that Her Day Has Come; every exhausted college campaigner thinks His Moment Has Arrived. And now they're beginning to realize that Barack Obama is not a Burger King drive through window at which they can order a "Have It Your Way" value meal.

I'm glad a few in the Democratic party have been around the Haight-Ashbury block a few times and know what is - and isn't - reasonable.

It's comforting to know that even among the liberal elites and leftist illuminati, some modicum of reason still remains.

Don't worry, liberals. Not happy with what you got for Christmas? I am.

This year, I got Sarah Palin. God bless us, every one!

Posted by: coldwarkiddo at November 22, 2008 11:50 PM