Liberals Threaten to Cut Off Their Noses To Spite Their Faces
A number of liberals at Netroots Nation are threatening to withhold their votes for President Obama, claiming he’s not progressive enough.
[They] argue instead that Obama hasn’t fought hard enough for progressive priorities on taxes, health care and the economy.
Even more problematic for the president: With the election just five months away, some are threatening not to donate money or time or even vote in November for the man who overwhelmingly ignited their passions and captured their imaginations four years ago.
This is the opposite of pragmatism. Furthermore, it denies the real world in which President Obama has had to operate and the lack of cooperation he’s had even from Democrats, particularly the Blue Dogs who, too often, have sided with Republicans.