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Jane Hamsher – Making Everything Fit Her Narrative Is Hard Work!

From the first time I noticed Jane Hamsher come on the political scene, there was something that didn’t smell right to me. Even though the target she was aiming at was President Bush, I sensed something wasn’t quite right. I certainly cheered her on in her attacks, what good liberal wouldn’t, but I noticed a certain lack of depth to her arguments (I’m being polite, this time). But I still cheered. During the primaries, her lack of depth became even more obvious. I wont’ relive that in this post but rather give a couple of illustrations of what I see as shallow, self serving drivel that seems to pour out of her computer. She is a sad person who has lost her way in the world of politics. A reminder of a post I put up last week (Booman) which illustrates her utter lack of intellectual honesty with herself.

The Obama Derangement Syndrome has reached Stage Four when Jane Hamsher blames the president for not supporting Blanche Lincoln sufficiently.

…Lincoln’s vote for his health care bill cost her dearly, and without Specter’s vote for the stimulus, it never would have happened.Now I don’t feel the least bit sorry for either of them, but it doesn’t say anything good about Obama that he would abandon them in the clinch like that either.

The story is supposed to be that the president hates liberals and loves conservadems like Blanche Lincoln and Arlen Specter. But, when that story doesn’t quite add up, the story shifts to ‘the president doesn’t stick up for his friends’. If you try hard enough, you can criticize the president for taking a crap. If you can read that piece and find a Democrat-supporting author, you have more familiarity than I do with the crack pipe.

So after the Rolling Stone interview with our President came out the other day, the Awesome Bob Cesca pasted the one passage that spoke to the lethargy by some on the left. When I first read it, I thought to myself that the President was pretty diplomatic, didn’t say how he really feels, more than likely. I know I wouldn’t have been so reserved, I would have blasted those assholes like Hamsher, Greenwald and Uygur for abandoning their own principles for some irrational hatred they seem to be harboring from their candidate Hillary’s, loss. And I keep coming back to that as the only obvious reason for their irrational hatred and rabid attacks on a democratic president. I can’t bring myself to read Hamsher’s drivel, I get so enraged by her lies, misinterpretations and twisting of facts, that I have to rely on other bloggers interpretations and small doses of her words. From a story at The Raw Story titled “White House blaming left for coming losses, critics say”…

Some progressive critics of President Barack Obama claim the White House’s recent chiding of disenchanted liberals is not about motivating them to vote in November – it’s a cynical attempt to scapegoat them for the losses Democrats are expected to suffer in the midterm elections.

So you read a little further down and we get this from the deranged mind of Jane Hamsher.

“[A]ll of this ‘hippie punching’ isn’t about turning out voters. To do that, as Obama well knows, you have to inspire them,” Hamsher opined on her blog. “…No, this isn’t about [get out the vote]. It’s about setting up a narrative for who will take the blame for a disastrous election. And once again, the White House doesn’t care if they make matters worse in order to deflect responsibility from Obama.”

There is so much wrong with that statement I don’t know where to begin. First of all, this new term they have come up with “hippie punching”, what the hell is up with that? Is she calling us liberals hippies? Is she a hippie? I don’t quite get the appeal of that, I bet there are a lot of people who just scratch their head and ask “what the hell is she talking about”, but I think that happens a lot with Jane’s nonsensical rantings. So all this trying to motivate “the base” isn’t really about motivating the base. Nah, the President’s real motivation is to blame Jane for what she seems to hope are major losses for the Democrats in November. She is rooting for Democrats to lose, if you can’t see that through her words…well, you aren’t really looking very hard. Since President Obama was elected, Jane and Glenn Greenwald have not really hidden the fact that they want to prove that electing him was a bad thing…..Hillary should have been the one, the voters be damned. And similar to Susie Madrak’s tactic from last weeks post, she wants you to believe that it is the voters that the Whitehouse is “punching” not Jane or Glenn or Cenk. They try to turn it around to their followers, smells a little like the Tea Party, doesn’t it?

Another thing wrong with that indented group of words is her poo pooing President Obama’s ability to inspire people. That is just so stupid on the face, I wonder if it really needs to be rebutted. Since he has been out on the stump for Democrats in the last couple of weeks, the polls are showing a swing back towards Democrats and a lot of races tightening. I’ve been saying all along that things aren’t going to be as bad as the media and the haters want to believe. And the last sentence where she says “And once again, the White House doesn’t care if they make matters worse in order to deflect responsibility from Obama”…that is just so bizarre, President Obama is clearly going out everyday working to get Democrats elected and trying to prevent a repeat of the disaster that was Republican rule. What the fuck have you been doing to fight Republicans, Jane? Not a goddamn thing as far as I can tell. And really, to claim that the President is all about politics, how fucking stupid is that. He took on health care, EVERYONE told him it was going to drop his numbers. Attacks from all sides. So yea, Janey, he’s all about deflecting things…what a freakin moron that woman is. I really think that the shrillness is ramping up because President Obama is out on the campaign trail, fighting and showing why he was elected in the first place. I think that really pisses ole’ Janey and Cenky and Glenny off. It’s bringing back repressed memories of the primaries.

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October 7, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

13 Comments »

  1. I don’t know how you left Arianna Huffington out of that group. Jeez, I can’t stand that woman or her flippin’ accent. You can also toss in a few other “progressives” (I’m looking at you, Keith Olbermann).

    Comment by staci | October 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Sometimes I include Arianna, sometimes I leave her off. I think her motivations are money, clicks on her blog…I started a post ripping her that I haven’t gotten back to. I hope to someday have time to get back to it. I want to do the definitive piece on her, expose her for what she really is…but I don’t want it to be half-assed, so it sits in my drafts folder waiting for me to come home. :)

      Comment by ExtremeLiberal | October 7, 2010 | Reply

  2. I should add, I don’t think the Dems will suffer the bloodbath that’s being predicted either, but if they keep pulling shit like what happened in this story, they’re asking to lose.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/07/white-house-has-concerns-_n_753987.html

    Comment by staci | October 7, 2010 | Reply

    • I guess I don’t follow you on this one, Staci. What do you mean?

      Comment by ExtremeLiberal | October 7, 2010 | Reply

      • How is it that the Congress can get this bullshit bill passed with the Dems on board in a fuckin’ voice vote so there is no record of who voted yea, yet the unemployment vote took almost three months to pass? There are how many bills sitting over in the Senate that the Republicans are preventing movement on, yet they get this shit through and it’s now on Obama’s desk. I’m really hoping for a good helping of the veto pen here.

        Comment by staci | October 7, 2010 | Reply

      • Just read that Obama is not signing this bill. Ha, ha, ha.

        Comment by staci | October 7, 2010 | Reply

      • glad that Obama didn’t sign it… It sounded like it would have screwed the people over.

        Comment by Jeff | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  3. The thought of November scares some of these people worse than it does the Republicans. Hence the twisted logic we’re seeing on a regular basis. If dems do well than the wanna be hippies (and if they knew the full history they’d think twice about using that reference) they’re small sphere of influence gets cut down even more. Even Ed Schultz is starting to wake up to the fact which imo explains his appearance at the One Nation Rally.

    Let’s face it if you’ve been predicting failure for a year and a half and it doesn’t happen you’re through. Jane, Cenk, Arianna, Tavis and a few others are fighting for there livelihood. The fact that it’s at the opposite end of the spectrum from what the actual base is trying to do matters squat to them.

    Comment by woody45 | October 7, 2010 | Reply

    • I don’t track Tavis much, I guess I heard he wasn’t acting in his right mind somewhere.

      Comment by ExtremeLiberal | October 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Tavis as in Smiley? Ugh! His defining moment came when he was dropped from the Tom Joyner Morning Show because of his “opinions” about Obama during the primary. He can be added onto the pile with Jesse Jackson Jr and Harold Ford as black politicians who thought they would be “the One” until a man named Barack Obama came along and now it’s all they can do to contain their jealousies.

      Comment by staci | October 7, 2010 | Reply

      • I guess I do remember Tavis getting weird during the primary. I’ve never really heard any of his shows much, a few times. He seemed very much like he knew it all.

        Comment by ExtremeLiberal | October 7, 2010 | Reply

  4. This woman drives me fucking bonkers. What’s her great plan to help Democrats retain majorities in the House and Senate? Why it’s to run a series of articles “What Obama Can Do Now”– two weeks before the midterms!

    She is already planning her “I told you so” November 3 posts. She disgusts me. At this point I just want Democrats to hang on so I can post my own “SUCK IT, JANE” post.

    Comment by Angry Black Lady | October 18, 2010 | Reply

  5. I am so happy you wrote this. I am really beginning to question these supposed progressives that converted to the Left during Bush’s presidency. I think it is important for us to question the logic of people like Huffington and Hamsher even though they call themselves Dems or Liberals now. I personally do not think that any of these multimillionaires have are in touch with the reality of anything but multimillionaires.

    Comment by Mychal | December 19, 2010 | Reply


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