Let The Preemptive Whining (and Whinging) Begin!

I have a busy day today, but for now I want to steer you to this great piece from Eclectablog that seems appropriate with everyone getting their panties in a bunch about the compromise that is coming down the pike on the debt ceiling. Once again, we will see and hear the immaturity of some on the “professional left” because you know, what is this thing everyone calls compromise and why is it getting in the way of what I want…a pony! The piece is from April, but is timeless. From Eclectablog…

And when they don’t have anything to get upset about, that’s no problem. They just invent something. Here’s the playbook for your reference:

  1. Read the day’s headlines.
  2. Determine a spin that characterizes the President and his administration in the worst possible light.
  3. If such a spin does not exist, postulate what the President and his administration’s response will be. Make sure that it is as negative as possible, even if it contradicts his past behavior.
  4. Write endless blogs on how the President has once again sold his “base” down the river and kicked hippies in the teeth (after punching them, of course.) It is not necessary for him to actually have done this. Your prediction that he WILL do this is sufficient.
  5. When what you predicted turns out to be quite wrong, ignore that and focus on the next day’s news item. No point in issuing a mea culpa. Just raise a fuss about something new and nobody will notice.
  6. Lather, rinse and repeat.

Go read the whole thing and learn what the term “whinging” means.

Cross-posted at Angry Black Lady Chronicles


8 thoughts on “Let The Preemptive Whining (and Whinging) Begin!

  1. Too many on the left FORGET that the Democratic Party, unlike the GOP, is a BIG TENT party. The MAJORITY of registered Democrats are moderates or even a bit conservative. Only a little more than a third of Democrats call themselves…liberals or progressives. Independents are now the big group who sway elections with most classifying themselves as moderate or conservative (only 20% liberal).

    You can be pro or anti choice, pro or anti GLBT, war/peace, big business/small business, etc. and the list goes on and still vote Democratic most of the time. Keep pushing to the left and the party never will get the “Reagan Democrats” to come back voting mostly with our fold. (the racist Dixiecrats can stay with the GOP!)

    I don’t need any Maddow, Schultz, Ratigan, Uygur, or O’Donnell to tell me what I SHOULD be thinking.

  2. This mess of an economy started with Raygun, continued in the Bill Clinton administration (with a Republican Congress) and on through the George W. Bush years (when W. NEVER vetoed one Republican spending bill). Yet Obama keeps getting the harpoons from both the REICH and the LEFT!

    Robert Scheer says,

    And the bankers who caused the economic meltdown have turned against President Barack Obama, who saved them; instead they favor a Tea Party-dominated Republican Party that seeks to limit any restraint on corporate greed while destroying the ability of state and federal governments to bring some measure of relief to ordinary folk.


    Bob Woodward on MSNBC says Obama, as President has “everything on his plate” and will be expected to be the leader in our current debt ceiling, budget crisis, taking the hits even if most of the blame cannot be placed up him. For sure, there will not be any Republican LEADERS!

  3. There is now a movement endorsed by Rep. Tim Scott, (R-SC) to IMPEACH President Obama if he elects to settle the debt crisis using the 14th Amendment. The teabaggers, who OWN the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, don’t want Constitutional lawyer Obama to be able to follow the law. The teabaggers liked the Constitution just fine before all of those pesky amendments were added, like giving a woman a right to vote and when a black man was still only 3/5 of a human being!


  4. Just watched Obama-thumping all evening on MSNBC…so much caterwauling about something that hasn’t even happened, yet. Rachel Maddow says Obama is flipping off his “loyal” base, and she had a sign up behind her desk, “Beating up on Hippies” as if Rachel even knows what a hippie is being born in the 1980’s. The consensus on all the shows is that IF Obama throws the “left” under the bus, he will be a one-term president as they are all going to take their toys and go home. I am sure they want Ruth Bader Ginsburg replaced by a Republican president!!! Then they will have that to bitch about!

  5. Maddow is such a turn coat. With friends like her who needs the republicans! We’re slowly destroying ourselves from within and its hurting me to see the venom I’ve witnessed from the left.

    Oh and I’ve stopped watching most progressive and other talking heads that I used to royally watch not that this means much. I’m sure thousands more are willing to watch and let themselves get rattled. Not me anymore.

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