Watch this clip and ask yourself this: Do Jane Hamsher (@3:53) and Adam Green (@1:07) look like people who are attempting to foment progress and change? Adam Green can’t stop bitching about how Obama never fights and uses the bully pulpit. As for Jane, the disdain is practically oozing from her pores; and of course she makes sure to bash Obama at the end because that’s all she knows how to do.
Adam Green (of PCCC, the “progressive” group that is airing anti-Obama ads, one of which (as I wrote about here) is deplorably racist) may just be a dolt. That ad aside, I get the sense that he just doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing and that he doesn’t know anything about how politics works. I’m certainly no political strategist, but running anti-Obama ads? Seriously? What the hell is that going to accomplish? That’s no political strategy; it’s political strategery.
Jane, I believe, is equally clueless and uninformed, but she’s far more pernicious (as I discuss here and as Matt Osborne discusses here). Several bloggers have been trying to figure out what her “progressive credentials” are. Thus far, no one has come up with any answers (that I’ve seen). One thing seems certain, Jane is in it for herself.
As Deaniac83 at The People’s View points out, Hamsher seems more interested in criticizing President Obama than in doing anything of value. It makes no sense that she has a seat at the MSNBC table (or any table for that matter.) She obviously doesn’t know anything.
I’m going to cut this short before I have an aneurysm. I do have one more thing to say, however:
It’s time to move on to the next item on your Outrage List, Jane. Social Security, is it? Obama has pre-signaled that he might consider indicating that he may cave on Social Security? Unnamed sources told Politico all about it!
If you think the Democratic base feels betrayed by Obama’s tax-cut deal, just imagine the mayhem when Obama proposes to cut the Democrats’ signature program. [There's that base betrayal trope again!]
Time for more screeching headlines about the Catfood Commission, I guess — after you finish congratulating yourself for repealing DADT all by your lonesome, of course.