The Menace of the Professional Left

Duly denoted

“Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, [White House spokesman Robert] Gibbs said: ‘They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.’” I’m sorry… what? You mean your grassroots movement of the youngs and their fellow travelers that put a president in the White House five dollars at a time? Oh, no, not them: “Gibbs said the professional left is not representative of the progressives who organized, campaigned, raised money and ultimately voted for Obama. Progressives, Gibbs said, are the liberals outside of Washington ‘in America,’ and they are grateful for what Obama has accomplished in a shattered economy with uniform Republican opposition and a short amount of time.” According to approval rating polls, that seems to be largely true! So the White House is mad at a couple op-ed columnists and TV people. And the ACLU. Well, doesn’t that just sound like the Bush White House.