No, I haven't lost my mind, and no, I'm not saying that because I know it will irritate the heck out of those liberal atheists over there (although it IS a nice little added perk). Once you see this, you will be saying the same thing (via RedState).
These are hard-core lefties, the base of his base. I never thought I would see the day when I would agree with anything said on this network - could this be another sign of the Apocalypse?! No, no, it's just the sunshine of sanity and reason reaching into the deep, dark depths of liberalism.
This may be the final straw for many of his idealistic die-hard supporters. In seven short months, Obama has broken promises on withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, gay marriage, lobbyists, transparency, earmarks, the list goes on. But this backroom dealing is a level of shadiness that, until now had been, to them, a singularly republican thing. How this turn of events could be surprising to them is beyond me, considering the man cut his teeth on Chicago machine politics, but I have learned that naivete can be found in the most unusual places. Even so, for the ultra-left to turn on him was seemingly inconceivable, and the language they used, "charming liar" and "fascist", is just mind-boggling. I watched the clip a few times, just to make sure I heard what I thought I heard.
Is this a watershed moment for the administration? It's going to be remarkably difficult for even the die-hard supporters to shrug this off. Will they attack Air America? It's difficult to say. Let's face it, Air America is the last great bastion of liberalism - even HuffPo has a conservative thought or two. Not Air America. Will they call it a smear, if it's from deep within their own ranks?
Will he be this generation's Nixon, piercing the bubble of naivete surrounding the ranks of his most fervent ideologues?
So many of his supporters adored him because he projected himself as above the political fray, a new type of politician. One who deserved our trust; free of muck and imbued with an unimpeachable integrity. They held him to a higher standard when they brought him up, will they do the same as they cast him down? One can hope the MSM will pick this up, since the deal as well as the reaction are major stories, but the jury is still out. We all know by now how selective the 'press' can be when it comes to the Obama administration. They may very well try to marginalize this issue and Air America, because the press is nothing if not cannibalistic by nature.
Still, this must be quite a dilemma.
I think the left is coming to a crossroads. The hypocrisy is so blatant and the corruption so obvious and widespread that at some point they will have to face facts. In this age of information, it's getting harder and harder to turn a blind eye to them. If the administration continues on it's current path, it's hard to believe they won't eventually turn on him completely.
THAT backlash will make the town halls look like love-ins.