Democrats, just congenitally, tend to get -- to see the glass as half empty. (Laughter.) If we get an historic health care bill passed -- oh, well, the public option wasn't there. If you get the financial reform bill passed -- then, well, I don't know about this particular derivatives rule, I'm not sure that I'm satisfied with that. And gosh, we haven't yet brought about world peace and -- (laughter.) I thought that was going to happen quicker. (Laughter.) You know who you are. (Laughter.) We have had the most productive, progressive legislative session in at least a generation.A good time was had by all. There is nothing that Barry loves more than mocking those who fail to recognize his greatness and if the Jane Hamshers and Glenn Greenwalds of the world thought that they could disagree with the famously thin skinned Won without suffering a smack down just because they put his egotistical backside in office, they now know better. Jane Hamsher:
Yeah, we know who we are. We’re the people who supported Bill Halter’s primary challenge of Blanche Lincoln, the woman Obama campaigned for. Who only included that derivatives rule in the financial reform bill because she was afraid of losing to Halter.Glenn Greenwald:
We’re the people who fought for a year and a half to pass Audit the Fed, which Obama, the Fed, the Treasury and the banks all lobbied against and worked hard to weaken. It passed the Senate 94-0, and Chris Hayes called it “the single greatest act of bipartisanship since Obama took office” on MSNBC. It was part of the financial reg bill, which is the “only popular Democratic act” since the 2008 election, per Gallup.
Obama himself used to be one of us,…
So, just as Robert Gibbs before him explained (albeit more harshly), if you're one of those people dissatisfied with large parts of the Obama presidency, that's only because you have something wrong with the way you think (you need drug testing/you "congenitally see the glass as half empty"), and because you are saddled with extremely unrealistic, child-like expectations (you're angry that the Pentagon hasn't closed yet/bitter that Obama "hasn't yet brought about world peace: 'I thought that was going to happen quicker' (Laughter.)"). In other words, you're just a petulant, unreasonable, unrealistic, fringe child who doesn't appreciate the greatness and generosity he's given you….It wouldn’t be difficult to have a good giggle at the Left’s expense. Had the Left simply taken a step back from the rainbow they might have seen this coming before they elected the single most unqualified man to have ever parked his tushy in the Oval Office. But unfortunately, this really isn’t funny.
The Left laments that their Savior has turned out to be nothing more or less than a cheap snake oil salesman. Nay worse, Barack Obama is a politician. Who knew? Well, everyone who paid a single speck of attention. But the bottom line is that come 2012 if Obama runs again the Left, rallied by Hamsher, Greenwald, et al, will be right back by his side. They can moan and groan but they will never learn. They walk around with “use me” tattooed on their foreheads and “kick me” taped to their backs. Opportunists like Obama are always happy to do both.