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……
Enjoy this photo from the pond in my backyard. I’m working on a new post about my nemesis, Jane Hamsher….no, really? But I have to run off to do a radio interview with our local PBS station, promoting my documentary opening in theaters this weekend. Today the film is showing in London, Montreal and little ole’ Muskegon, Michigan. If you want to know more about it, click here.
Photo by Extreme Liberal