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More “Hamsherism” Than One Internet Can Take!

Booman, who ranks up there with Bob Cesca, has this post up about the “Whiny Left” or whatever you want to call them. Go read the whole thing, my favorite part is below…

Here’s what happened:

Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, [progressive activists] say, is the prime obstacle to the changes they thought Mr. Obama’s election would bring.The friction was laid bare in August when Mr. Emanuel showed up at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides. Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama’s health-care overhaul.

“F—ing retarded,” Mr. Emanuel scolded the group, according to several participants. He warned them not to alienate lawmakers whose votes would be needed on health care and other top legislative items.

Rahm Emanuel didn’t say that progressives were retarded. He said that the decision to target Blue Dog Democrats with campaign ads was retarded. And his reasoning was that it would not convince them to support stronger health care reform, but alienate them and make it harder to pass anything at all. You can disagree with Emanuel’s assessment without walking around with wounded feelings for the rest of your life.

Busy day, lite blogging……

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September 30, 2010 - Posted by | Jane Hamsher, Politics

2 Comments »

  1. This has been something that the heavy handed left wing has miss-quated and miss lead for as long as he said it. It seems like you have to be careful with what you say or some idiot might get their feelings hurt.

    Comment by Jeff | September 30, 2010 | Reply

  2. OMG, I had my dose of masochism this morning with the Morning Joe crew. That fucking Peggy Noonan was on co-signing the bullshit Joe was promoting about Obama actually disenfranchising the base with the speeches he’s giving now. According to them, Obama is showing his desperation. I think it’s just the opposite – the Republicans (in their little closed off brains) are saying holy fuck, he’s back. A couple days ago Obama was on the Doug Banks show, a syndicated black radio station here in Chicago. He took questions for about 1/2 hour and talked directly to ‘his base’. It was fantastic. Tell me, and I’m looking at you, Atlanta Ralph, of another president that resonates within his real base as well as Obama does, is as prepared and knowledgeable as Obama appears, and has the ability to connect with his audience all while seamlessly moving from issue to issue. The staff of the show says they asked if there were any questions off limits, and the answer was no. For GWB for sure, you either submitted questions beforehand for approval or your ass didn’t get called on.

    Peggy N. was cheerleading for Jane Hamsher and what a great pushback article she supposedly wrote. I personally wouldn’t know as I refuse to visit her site. I don’t believe it’s Obama that’s rattled right now. I think it’s the professional left as they find themselves becoming less relevant and more mocked.

    Comment by staci | October 1, 2010 | Reply


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