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Apostate

I think I love you. For that last line.

Mike Schilling

It's from a progressive blogger who supported Hillary Clinton during the primaries and Cynthia McKinney during the election

That is, someone who'd prefer 4 years of McCain to admitting that their candidate got beat fair and square.

Today's batch of links took me to posts in which these bloggers now seem to be rooting for Obama to be up to his eyeballs in the shit with Rod Blagojevich.

Because a depression is a small price to pay for the lineaments of gratified schadenfreude.

I never had a problem with Hillary; if she'd been nominated, I'd have supported her 100%. (And prayed she was a real progressive, not a pussyfooting triangulator like her husband.) But, godalmighty, some of the supporters she attracted make the Bush sycophants at PowerLine look principled.

KC45s

There must be a better use for a newsletter. This is why I ceased being active in liberal politics: too often it's a neverending battle for proving you're right, rather than things that actually involve winning and doing. Oy. Thanks for the crippling flashback.

EJ

Huh.

Well, I voted for Hilary in the primaries, and contributed to her campaign. Later on, after Hilary conceded, I ended up turning down a job that would pay me several thousand dollars to go volunteer full-time for Obama.

But, then again, nobody was ever mean to me on the internet about it, so I suppose it's hard for me to relate to your pain.

Jack Lake

Me too, I went with Hillary because Obama looked phony to me (still does) and Hillary turned populist gradually as the primaries progressed.

We have to support Obama and wish him well; the country is an terrible shape and people are suffering.

Obama's nominations so far are a mixed bag. Holder, Geithner, Daschle and Richardson are either inept or wrong for the job. Gates and Jones could have been replaced by at least as capable Democrats. Steven Chu for energy is a good choice but seems to be a show off on Obama's part.

I wish Obama well but am not going to bet the farm on him becoming a good president. Let's hope he improves the financial situation substantially. I have less hope for health care; the plan now seems like a circus act (thousands of community forums) designed not to provide too much.

julia

But, then again, nobody was ever mean to me on the internet about it, so I suppose it's hard for me to relate to your pain.

Um.

Did you, you know, read the post? Specifically the part where he pointed out that it's a dumb idea and wrong to react to Obama as if he were representative of his worst supporters?

You know, the ones who are condescending and toss casual accusations of Obama hatred around on the internets?

Chris The Cop

"Today's batch of links took me to posts in which these bloggers now seem to be rooting for Obama to be up to his eyeballs in the shit with Rod Blagojevich."

Y'know, as a (retired) cop, I did/do rarely wonder why someone did something horrendous (i.e., REALLY STUPID) but only rarely. This would be (a little of topic, I know) one of those times: Can ANYBODY explain to me what in the %$%$##
this guy Blagojevich was thinking/has been thinking/is thnking? When he KNEW the feds were listening and STILL kept running his mouth? Didn't he notice that the US Attorney, Fitzgerald doesn't give a rat's ass about who he goes after?

Didn't he see that if Fitzgerald wasn't scared to go after Scooter Libby, taking down a governor would be like doing Club Med?

julia

Have you heard the tape with his wife? If probably the only person who could say no to him and make it stick is that lost in the fantasy world he lives in, I'd be willing to bet he hasn't had a serious reality check in years.

cali

I don't know about you Mannion. One minute you're all about chasing mummies and other he-man stuff and the next minute fantasizing about getting passive-aggressive with an Obot's brewski.

tdraicer

I opposed Obama long before I supported Hillary. I thought he was basically an unprincipled fraud from the first time I heard him back in 2004, and he has done nothing since to change my mind. FISA, keeping Gates, supporting the Wall Street giveaway, campaigning with homophobes, telling us he won't be giving us a new New Deal...is there any reason, apart from his skin color, that any liberal would cut him any slack?

If he turns out to be completely different in the Oval Office from what he has been so far, I'll be as thrilled as I will be shocked. But I'm not holding my breath.

J.

"It's from a progressive blogger who supported Hillary Clinton during the primaries and Cynthia McKinney during the election"

Pretty sure I subscribed to that newsletter also, for a short while. Similarly, I was overly annoyed by the relentless Obama attacks that I dropped it. It would be one thing if she actually had some credible criticism, but it was all so blatently awful. Sort of like going to "No Quarter" blog and reading their "liberal" posts...

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