I have been listening to crickets on the torture memos fallout and was startled by this Politico headline

Story behind the story: The left erupts

Wow! I told myself – I was wrong. I’ll now find out B0bots do care about basic human decency  and will urge Obama to demand full disclosure and responsibility.

But as I read, the aforementioned “left” is composed of two people who criticized Mike Allen’s article at Politico: Glenn Greenwald and, don’t laugh – Andrew Sullivan who called Allen “Bush Mouthpiece.”

Oh, the humanity!

The most interesting aspect of this high school spat to me is to see Politico’s – Obana’s #1 cheerleader – use of the word “left” as a pejorative. It’s not surprising really, just, well – revealing.

Another turnaround takes place in the field of gay rights.

First we have the stalling of “Don’t ask don’t tell” from the Obama administration/W holdover Robert Gates

NEWPORT, R.I.–Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates made clear on Thursday that any repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law would have to be undertaken slowly, and suggested that it might not happen at all.

Where’s my list of broken promises?

Elsewhere, gay marriage gains traction. New York may be the next state legislating it – and yes, it’s the not-Caroline Senator that shifted the momentum.

More surprisingly though there are stirrings in the GOP.

We have Steve Schmidt, McCain’s campaign manager who made this speech in front of Log Cabin Republicans

“There is a sound conservative argument to be made for same-sex marriage,” Schmidt, who was McCain’s campaign manager, told the group. “I believe conservatives, more than liberals, insist that rights come with responsibilities. No other exercise of one’s liberty comes with greater responsibilities than marriage. In a marriage, two people are completely responsible to and for each other.”

and before that there was Megan McCain

I believe the Republican Party has, at this moment, the opportunity to come forward and play an instrumental role in securing gay rights. That’s why I’m speaking at the Log Cabin convention and couldn’t be prouder to be doing so. And yes, I’m still a Republican. Get used to it.

Wow! It almost makes you wonder how gays rights would have fared had the election turned out different and McCain won…

One thing is clear – the ideas – right or wrong, and the activism (astroturfed or not) lies squarely on the right these days. The left is contemplating its navel – when not protecting Michelle’s garden from Michelle – of course. One knows one has attained the pinacle of lameness when Andrew Sullivan gets to be one’s poster child.