Hey, you got 98% of what you wanted, right? Notice that Kos and all of the other progressives just got beat in Wisconsin. After chattering about the recall and the power of the people. They got skunked. They lost four out of six. Notice no one is calling them lousy strategists. No one is calling them losers-in-chief. No one is bemoaning the money WASTED to lose four of six.
When Obama WINS he gets more crap than this. The double standard is emerging.
And what gives? I thought the answer was that the President merely had to FIGHT. I thought that if we really had some angry progressives saying progressive things, then boy the people would be coming to the polls through the f'n window. What happened? People like Kos failed and he had a diary saying if 2012 is like this then he will be happy! WTF?
What I really want to point out is that Kos and others are quick to make excuses for themselves. Here is the best one with my take:
"Hey, it was a bunch of red districts so we did well considering."
-Did you catch that? Progressives that have pounded the President for celebrating compromise in the harsh light of red state intransigence are, what do you know, wanting credit for any bit of victory because it is tough out there in the real world.
Mind you I do not mind this argument on its own. I believe it is a fair point. But it is a point consistently hammered when the President uses it. People act as if the President is a sell out bum if he makes these types of arguments.
All I'm asking for is consistency. If you are going to be understanding of everyone else based on the tough circumstances you could at least extend that courtesy to the President who is in the very same boat as you.
Keep this in mind. Republicans in Wisconsin were and will still be in full on attack mode against the worker. And STILL the voters helped them win four out of six recall elections. It boggles the mind, but it just happened. You might want to remember that this is the type of situation the President faces as well. So each time you get that urge to wonder what he is doing and why the legislation can't be perfect. Remember that you aren't perfect and the circumstances aren't perfect.