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Sirota: Obama Aide's

Sirota: Obama Aide's "Rant-ish" Message To Critics A "STFU"

Commented Dec 8, 2008 at 18:56:35 in Politics

“The so called “progressives” are sounding like a bunch of spoiled brats. The man has not even taken office and you all are all over him. Did you think that he was going to go into office and become a pacifist? Eliminate all greenhouse gases overnight? Take money from the rich and start handing it out to the poor on the street? The “progressives’ other option was McCain and Pailan, are you saying that these were better choices? Besides Obama was elected by a cross section of Americans, which means he doesn’t owe any particular narrow thinking group anything. If you had any real power and had directed such venom towards the current president, who happens to still be in office and has been for almost eight years, maybe president-elect Obama wouldn’t have such a hefty load to bear even as he tries to get to the White House. I think progressives are so accustomed to taking an adversarial stance that you don’t know how to work in concert with someone who really has the best interest of our country at heart. This group also fails to understand that they don’t have all the answers and your stances on many positions are just as extreme left as the religious right. I’m not even saying give Obama a break I’m saying let him actually do something before you are up in arms picketing the White House and blocking he and his family’s entrance before they even move in.”

LightningJoe on Dec 10, 2008 at 17:44:31

“"progressives are so accustomed to taking an adversarial stance..." What a joke. The old "They've been in the opposition so long, they've forgotten how to lead..." screed.

Remind you: Congress has been Reich only since the Contract on America. It's the Repuglicans who have no idea what real people want, and the Progressives that are finally back where they should be, in charge of the people's business.”

MaynardGK on Dec 10, 2008 at 15:44:10

“So is Barack Obama Tweedledee, or is he Tweedledum?”

j0em0mma on Dec 8, 2008 at 19:02:13

“This is one of the most unreadable screeds I've seen on this thread yet. Let's review the points:

Obama is not being attacked, Hildebrand is

Leaving broadcast alternative viewpoints to Fox News is counter-productive

We probably need to cut Obama slack, he has proved himself (except for FISA) so far

Attacking your base at a time when the narrative needs to change from Center Right to the proper Center is dumb

any questions? Want to tone it down to a dull roar so an actual conversation can happen?”