I'm reading Digby and I see that it appears as though the younger voters, those who really came out last time for Obama and the democrats do not apparently feel that democrats care and that perhaps republicans do. My first thought was that "Gee that's too bad." Then I thought: "Why is that bad?" And you know now that I think of why that is bad.
Several unions are out after my congressman, Zack Space's blood, but apparently it is because he voted against HCR. There are a lot of other reasons for liberals to oppose Space, but that does not seem to me to be one of them. Apparently, that is for many who back Obama the make or break. Very strange. This is what Obama and his people decided to make their crown jewel and on the whole it more than sucks, and that is what these unions are using as their criteria for opposing the guy.
What we see from the White House and Obama's people from Rham's "Fuck the UAW" to Gibbs saying that liberal critics need to be drug tested is a point of view and an attitude that simply excludes those of us who were expecting some real change. Further, it clearly shows that there is simply no hope that this administration is going to change their activities or point of view. I am now completely excluded and my ideas are not just excluded, but I am mocked.
To suggest as Joan Walsh does that Obama has accomplished a great deal is mind boggling. What is the great deal he has accomplished, unless destroying the democratic party was one of his goals, I'm not sure he should get a lot of props for his accomplishments, at least not from democrats or liberals (certainly not the same group any more).
There is simply nothing that this administration has done, nothing at all that has been truly liberal or progressive if the L word scares you. Nothing. Any help they have provided to middle class or poor people has simply been a bi-product of their propping up and helping the very wealthiest. They don't care about you and they don't care about me. They cannot even bring themselves to pretend to care, which if nothing else, one would expect politicians to do.
The only good thing is that there will be a lot of Quisling democrats going down the drain the sad thing is that they will simply be given really well paying jobs by their friends and end up wealthier than they would have been if they'd stayed on as tribunes of the people.