My former Chicago-based editor from Dow Jones even mailed me a T-shirt with Obama’s slogan on it.The left falling out with Obama is good for a couple of reasons: first, it shows that the liberal base realizes that Obama is not one of them and is disenchanted, and second, it shows that at least some of the left is intellectually honest. Borepatch, for one, frequently comments that we need a higher quality left, and perhaps there is some.
I wore it to bed.
Until I got sick of it.
The shirt. Not the slogan. Or Obama, necessarily.
The crux of the article is that the left is saying, via Huff Po, and Move On. He reports:
The left was mostly raptured into political heaven four years ago when they elected Obama on bended knee. He spoke about things dear to their hearts: closing Guantanamo Bay. Ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Getting tough on bankers.The comments he quotes from the leftists are quite interesting. They include:
Guantanamo is still open. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, but the military presence remains. (Smacks of imperialism. That’s something the left hates as much as libertarians do.) Then there’s the president’s bit about getting tough on bankers. Where has the White House come down hard on Wall Street? Fuhgeddaboudit. This is New York!
- Re: Obama is a psychopath; reminds me of Stalin
- Re: Write-in Kermit the Frog!
- Re: Bush mighta been better. Hello!
UM: The president you mean? He watches videos of the drone attacks?I can only read from the emphasized text that they truly are planning to use the drones against US citizens on US soil. There's much in there about conflict with the military in the use of drones here, but the stroke of a pen puts them under Eric Holder, or Janet Incompetano and takes them away from military control. You should read those two articles in the Ulsterman report. They are eye-opening.
WHI: Yeah – like it was…like it was porn. I can’t emphasize…I don’t think I’m painting a clear enough picture here for you of how this thing has people really freaking out inside the administration. It’s good on one hand because it’s got more of them willing to talk…but…the fact it’s gotten this bad…these drones…an American president who has the video sent up to his personal study so he can watch them over and over again…like I said – sh-t ain’t right. And more and more people are figuring that out – and that is what has Jarrett concerned. But even she…Obama won’t listen to her on this one. Those drones are the one thing he really feels he has control over…all the rest…he’s been told what to say and where to go…when to wake…when to sleep…but the drones. The drones are all his – and he ain’t given those up. For nobody.
UM: So Jarrett is against the use of drones?
WHI: No-no-no…I ain’t said that. Far from it. The drones are all part of this…the big big picture here…what she’s concerned over is that her boy…the president…he’s gotta get it under control…his obsession with using them like he has. The weekly meetings, the kill list…I mean c’mon now…he’s got his own personal kill list. The guy who campaigned against Bush era interrogations…Obama don’t interrogate. He picks a name off a list…some of these people have beenU.S. citizens…he picks that name off a list and orders the kill. Then he gets the video confirmation of the kill…and he watches it. Over and over and over again.
UM: This is sickening. What you’re telling me…this is disturbing on a whole other level.
EDIT: 6/5/12 1932EDT - Forgot the label again.