Clearly there are progressives, most visibly in the liberal blogosphere, who have ventured well beyond the realms of being disillusioned with the president to being outright antagonistic and, in a broader movement sense, utterly self-defeating. I still believe that this is based upon a misreading of political reality and a misinterpretation of the president’s first year in office.
This is how the democrats feel about progressives, they think we should just all be quite. They honestly think that if the President and the democratic party would just do a better job of explaining their policies we would suddenly see the light and just be quiet.
while others have suggested that maybe progressive Democrats in the House should return their donations as punishment for (eventually) voting for health care reform without a public option.
I mean how dare the principled progressives be antagonistic! How dare we expect the politicians to actually honor a pledge they made to us in writing. This has to be one of the worst examples of party over principles I have ever read.
I know there are a number of people who will support democrats no matter what they do for a variety of reasons. I can accept that, but what really bothers me is when they put down other progressives for actually holding the politicians feet to the fire.
Well done Firedoglake blog crew, because I think your messages must be getting out there.