By Linda O’Keefe
Orlando Political Press
It is said that when an enemy is destroying itself, it is better to remain quiet and observe.
With November elections looming, the Democrat party is showing clear signs of unraveling. The ultra-liberal base, which calls itself “Progressive,” is not happy with the Obama Administration and it is starting to openly criticize the President.
Obama didn’t deliver on the progressive wish list: single-payer health care, union card check, amnesty, government take-over of the energy industry, closing of Gitmo and withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq, etc…Bottom line is they thought their progressive utopia would happen overnight and now they are pointing fingers at Obama.
Notorious for being thinned skin, Team Obama is not taking too well with this abuse being lobbed from the left.
In an interview with TheHill.com http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/113431-white-house-unloads-on-professional-left , Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the “Professional Left” wouldn’t be satisfied until “we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.” He also went on to say that Obama’s critics on the left should be drug tested.
In response, Rep. Alan Grayson, who co-chairs the Progressive Caucus, called Gibbs “Bozo the spokesman” and hurled his typical inflammatory insults on MSNBC: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/11/rep-grayson-unleashes-on_n_679060.html
While this makes for a great spectator sport or perhaps a reality tv show, it really shows the amateurish nature of Obama administration at the same time exposing the intimidation tactics typical of the far left groups such as the Progressive Caucus.
There is no use wasting time in analyzing or balancing either sides’ claims. It is all nonsensical posturing. Rather than participating in this meaningless rhetoric, conservatives will be better served by staying focused on November when we can vote the democrats out of power.
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