From Big Tent Democrat (Armando Llorens) at TalkLeft:
F— me. Obama betrayed Congressional Democrats fighting for the best bill for the economy and the country. Obama fought for spending cuts and GOP tax cuts! Obama the triangulator! It is indeed the era of Nelson, Collins and Obama! The Beltway “Bipartisan” BSers got their man – and his name appears to be Barack Obama.
The “Beltway “Bipartisan” BSers” that BTD is referring to are the Village Idiots, aka the Beltway media. During the primaries, BTD supported Obama because that same media loved him. So is BTD ashamed and apologetic?
He’s the only guy we got now (5.00 / 5) (#72)
by Big Tent Democrat on Sat Feb 07, 2009 at 11:16:13 AM EST
So he is your guy too.
I made my choice in the primary.
I’ll take my brickbats for it.
We’re all fucked, but he’s not my guy, BTD, he’s yours. You own him.
People like me who tried to tell you and Jeralyn that Obama was a disaster waiting to happen got banned from your blog.
TChris adds a dash of Kool-aid induced denial:
The Obama campaign made clear the candidate’s belief that the political process is one of compromise, and that “change” meant working to get things done in contrast to the GOP’s polarizing “our way or no way” strategy of governance. Obama even used the “perfect is the enemy of the good” quotation during the campaign.
There are legitimate reasons to question the wisdom of some comprises to which Senate Democrats have agreed, but the president’s willingness to indulge compromise in a pragmatic effort to pass a stimulus bill should surprise none of his “liberal followers.”
I guess TChris thinks “pragmatic” means “selling out the people who elected you and getting nothing in return.”