Waaaaaa?? You mean Howard Dean thinks that Bill Daley was an excellent choice for Chief of Staff at the White House? How many on the “professional left” started banging their heads on their computer keyboards and saying “does not compute, does not compute.” I saw his interview with Rachel Maddow last night…watch it below. When I saw the first story about it, I thought myself, there has to be a reason why he was picked. Like maybe he would be good at the job or something. But those whiny, poutrage, firebaggers see it as just another betrayal, a slap in the face. Because you know, the whole damn world revolves around them now and anything the Obama administration does has to pass their new found litmus test…if you’ve ever worked for a corporations or Wall Street firm, you are not suitable to them and just have to be sending some mysterious smoke signals by doing it. And they like to demonize anyone who has ever sold their soul to Big Business. Every thing seems to have deeper meanings these days, all symbolic and shit. It wouldn’t possibly be that he is qualified, a good democrat, a good manager and as Howard Deans says, a reasonable man. Check out this exchange and watch as Rachel pouts and tries to make more out of the hiring than it really is…
I penned this comment over at Crooks and Liars, which has gone “firebagger” with a few exceptions. It was in response to a John Amato post, who I used to really respect, but not so much anymore. He drank the Kool-aid that Janey Hamsher’s been serving up to fellow bloggers, I assume. I don’t know a hell of a lot about Bill Daley except that he is a democrat and has worked for President Clinton and chaired Al Gore’s campaign in 2000 and apparently he has worked for some major corporations, heaven forbid. I just thought I’d share my rant from over there at C & L…
I guess if anyone has ever worked in the private sector….for one of those EVIL corporations…then they are a “corporatist centrist”, right? The man has been a good democrat his whole life, worked for democratic presidents, chaired Al Gore’s campaign (I suppose you call him a corporatist too, he’s been on boards of corporations, you know?)….and yes, he’s a lawyer and businessman. Don’t you want liberals on the boards of some of these corporations? Do you know anything about the kind of input he gave at the corporations he’s been with? I personally want liberals to be in the business sector, maybe they can temper some of the greed from the damn conservatives who occupy all these boardrooms. But of course if anyone ever works for a corporation, they are shunned by people like you and your fellow whiners and so-called progressive egotists.
Under your standards and the other “firebaggers”, damn near anyone could be painted as a corporatist centrist. I’m a flaming liberal, but you know what, I too have worked for corporations and there is no way that I am whatever the hell a corporatist centrist is according to your’s and Jane Hamsher’s definition, which I suppose changes with whichever person you are trying to taint with your whiny bullshit.
I would also argue strenuously that President Obama has not lost any of his base. Your base are the people who stick with you, who support you, who are loyal liberals who vote democratic no matter what. I’m sorry, but it is always the lesser of two evils, deal with it and grow the hell up already. I am the President’s base and I fully support all the smackdowns of you selfish people who have been undermining our DEMOCRATIC president for your own whiny, selfish, petty reasons. Every single thing the President said in his presser after the tax cut deal was dead on. You are sanctimonious, you are selfish and you aren’t doing the common man any good by taking shots at our president from the left. There are better ways to express your displeasure or have input with a democratic president other than undermining him and helping Republicans destroy our country.
Get over yourselves already and start thinking about the people who need help in this country instead of whining about your bruised egos because someone calls you out on your bullshit.
Crooks and Liars has really gone down hill, it’s pretty sad to see really. I used to recommend this blog to people but really can’t do it in good conscience anymore. And based on your email response when I complained, I don’t see it getting any better.
I won’t even go over to FDL, I can just imagine how they are hyperventilating over there and taking sanctimony to a whole new level.