The Obama campaign’s point person in New Mexico recently sent an email to supporters defending the president’s position on the debt deal and bashing the Nobel Prize winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and the “Firebagger Lefty blogosphere.”
Hamsher then goes on to explain why this is not a good political strategy for Team Obama based on polling numbers as to who supports Obama (hint, the liberal “Firebaggers”), concluding that “[t]his smacks more of narcissism and personal vendetta than any sound political “strategy.””
So if it were a sound political strategy, if bashing the “Firebaggers” would help Obama win, the Jane Hamshers of the world would be okay with being belittled and demeaned by Team Obama?
And they wonder why they get no respect from Team Obama.
But as angienc pointed out, Obots have no shame:
For his part, Chakrabarti, stands by his choice of words, though he sees the controversy swirling around them as more of a distraction from the point he was trying to make.
“I wrote it three weeks ago, and I didn’t expect it to go viral,” he said of the post. “There’s a tendency to focus on conflict rather than focus on merits, which are really why Sandoval probably sent it out.”
The self-described liberal and Obama supporter who lives in Silicon Valley, Calif., calls the debt ceiling deal an “out and out win for the president” even though it didn’t include everything liberals would have wanted.
And, he says, agitation on the left against the compromise makes them increasingly look like the Tea Party.
“When I used the term firebagger, I meant people who are more interested in winning an ideological argument that they are in making policy progress,” Chakrabarti said.
Yeah, it’s all theoretical to us. None of us are actually affected by what they do (or don’t do) in Washington. We’re just latte-sipping liberals.
I hope the left starts looking more like the Tea Party. The Tea Partiers get shit done.