President Obama took his licks from progressives who are meeting in Minneapolis at the Netroots Nation Convention, the annual gathering of liberal bloggers and other social media activists.
The panel that drew one of the biggest crowds at Netroots Nation so far was called “What To Do When The President’s Just Not That Into You.”
“It’s like the president’s not our boyfriend anymore,” Joan McCarter, an editor at the Daily Kos website, said during the discussion.
John Aravosis, another panelist, who blogs about gay-rights issues on AMERICAblog, reminisced about the heady early days of the left’s relationship with Obama.
“I honest to God thought I was voting for these guys and that it was going to be the first time in my lifetime that I’m finally in a position of power, where I could be working with the White House on a regular basis, saying, ‘OK what could we do this year on gay stuff?’ Wouldn’t it be cool, oh, ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell,’ this is great.’ “
You have my sympathy, Mr. Aravosis. We’ve all had the unfortunate experience of getting infatuated with the wrong person. But a booty call is not a marriage proposal, and it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that ring.
It’s time for you to face facts: You got played.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Print out the following words:
HE IS JUST USING YOU
2. Tape them up where you will see them (on your mirror, monitor, dashboard, etc)
3. Read the words aloud to yourself at least 100 times every day.
4. Stop making a fool of yourself.
5. Apologize to Hillary Clinton