Congratulations to the left of the progressive movement and the Democratic Party: You just shot us all in the foot. You contributed to the Democratic loss in Massachusetts.
I'm a former Republican who ran from that hate-filled movement years ago. I am a heartfelt Obama supporter. And I am also an Independent Massachusetts voter.
I blame the ideological purist Left who have worked so hard to undermine the Obama presidency for the MA debacle. You set the stage.
The Left of the progressive movement couldn't wait patiently for change. They wanted everything now! They couldn't ever see a glass half full and the possibility of improvement on the health care reform bill; it had to be perfect now!
Gay rights moving ahead slowly weren't fast enough! The fact that our president inherited the mess that landed on his desk didn't move his Lefty critics to root for him, pray for him, and wait for him: No! It was "You've failed!" You've sold out to the banks! We're still at war! And all this only after less than 12 months in office!
Well, you got what you paid for. By giving aid and comfort to the extreme right - "See even his own supporters don't trust him!" - You have emboldened the nuts. You also have sapped drip-by-drip the enthusiasm of Obama's actual grass roots supporters (like me) who are not part of the "progressive elite".
You of the Obama-hating Left (yes I used that word -- hating) are both short-sighted and unrealistic.
Well, thanks ya'll! See you in no-health care, no-gay rights, eternal-dumb-wars Sarah Palin's America.
Frank Schaeffer is a writer and author of Patience With God: Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism)