… if you want to see the truth in Ian Welsh’s statement that:
The left must be seen to repudiate Obama, and they must be seen to take him down. If the left does not do this, left wing politics and policies will be discredited with Obama.
The mythology that Obama and his disastrous presidency represent leftism runs very deep, and virtually no one in American discourse will contradict this belief… which is reflected in nearly every one of the countless tweets mocking Obama’s new drop-a-dime site.
Few on the left will accept (or admit) that he’s a conservative, and even fewer on the right will.
So, conservatism wins again. And you lose. Thank you, Bipartisan Man!
There is not going to be a primary challenge. Obama has too much control over the money, party machinery and the advocacy groups. Even if Obama manages to pull out a win next November the Republicans will control both houses of Congress and will win the White House in 2016.
This is what is so pernicious about shallow-enders like kos, Digby, and silverspoon. They would rather take us all down in flames with Obama and maintain their positions than show real leadership.
They have been assimilated into the Borg.