First, everyone seems to have adopted the term “professional left” without thinking about it. That’s the slog-headedness of August for you. I would bet $50 that the term was born of a strategy session within the White House, and now a term that did not exist yesterday will be the favored punching bag of Republicans and Democrats going forward.
Second: wtf is this about, Mr. Aravosis?
Then there’s all that work we did for the campaign, all the dirty work they asked us to do – and we did it, gladly, and quietly – none of that counted either, apparently.
There’s apparently more to the story than just Journolist. Care to tell us more about this “dirty work” you did so “quietly,” John? Because you know, the White House hates you and you haven’t got a damn thing to lose by going public. If you’ve got the balls, which I doubt.
Third, Rep. Ellison has got it right.
Ellison said that Gibbs’s resignation would be an appropriate response. “I think that’d be fair, yeah. That’d be fair, because this isn’t the first time. And, again, people of all political shades worked very hard to help the president become the president. Why would he want to go out and deliberately insult the president’s base? And why would he confuse legitimate critique with some sort of lack of loyalty. Isn’t this what the far right does? Punishes people who are not ideologically aligned with President Bush?”
Fire Gibbs! Not because I care that he’s managed to alienate a number of constituencies over the 19 months he’s been in the position, but because he’s a overgrown frat boy and I’m tired of looking at his pasty face. His very existence in the party and administration is an affront to the “progressive” base. After all, he’s the guy who outmaneuvered them in 2004. They forgot how much he hates them.
For the record I freakin’ hate August because it is so hot and because the news always degenerates and it’s all soap opera all the time. The story is meaningless theater, except where we can exploit weakness that are revealed via the brawl.