I wrote before how Obama is battering the base and expecting submission.
Yesterday, this all happened in an exchange – when the special house bloggers were invited to a special conference call with Axelrod. It’s when one of them – a woman, what would you expect? decided it was all too surreal. From Firedoglake transcript
Madrak asked, “I’m a blogger, and I don’t know if you know this term, but are you familiar with the term hippie-punching?”
There was about a 15-second pause. “Go ahead,” said Axelrod.
She continued. “Liberals and bloggers feel like we’re the girl you take under the bleachers but won’t be seen with in the light of day.” She mentioned a series of incidents where the White House distances themselves from their base, and wondered how that helps Democrats regain enthusiasm from those same people. “We’re not big numbers, but we raise money and we encourage people to vote and get involved. You have to help us help you,”
That in itself was eventful, but the answer is far more significant to me
“Let me say this. I really believe this is the most consequential time in our lifetime… We are in a struggle, we are in a fight. We don’t have to agree, but we all have to lock arms and move forward here.”
Which is a pretty obvious version of W’s “who cares what you think?”
Axelrod tried to make it sound like Madrak was saying she wanted help (I don’t really know what he was intimating here), but Madrak said, “No, I said help us help you. Don’t make our jobs so much harder with these comments.”
But that’s hardly the point. The point is that The White House is taking this bunch for granted to such an extent, they don’t even try to pretend they have anything in common but the goal to win elections.
And that’s all there’s left from the Hopey changey anti-war candidate who was way better than all the others.
Shut up and vote!
The unconditional Obama supporters call this a whine
1. Susie whined.
She was the ‘victim’ and took on none of the responsibility. Some bloggers took a stance early on and don’t want to be called on it…the only thing this does is whip up the opposition.
In an interesting twist, someone compares their comments to the Unabomber manifesto
5. Leftists tend to hate anything that has an image of being strong, good and successful.