So, Amanda Terkel over at HuffPo picked up the story of a New Mexico Obama For America official who flagged down this amazing The People’s View post on the post-downgrade Firebaggery which goes on to explain among other things why Paul Krugman should stick to economics and not politics. The HuffPo post is not the point (although for the record, Terkel is the only regular voice I’ll pay attention to over there.)
The larger point is of course that Terkel’s article immediately identifies everyone on Earth who believes themselves to be among the aggrieved Professional Left that Obama apparently hates. For example, Ezra Klein tries to play it Miles Davis cool, but ends up outing himself:
Time and again, however, we see evidence that they have gotten deep inside the White House’s head. In letters, in offhand comments, in outbursts at press conferences, in my personal reporting, members of the Obama administration and members of the Obama reelection campaign will let slip that they are dwelling and worrying over these arguments. They may not agree with them. They may not think they’re fair, or sophisticated, or useful. But they’re thinking about them. And if you’re the “professional left,” that’s exactly what you want.
Yeah see, we call that “Stockholm Syndrome”, Ez. But it gets worse.