professional left

Millions of Americans will start off their Thanksgiving statements with, "I am thankful Barack Obama will be our president for four more years. The biggest lesson we hope he learned from over the past four is to not start negotiating from a compromise position.
Obama is the John Barrymore of American politics. "No-drama Obama" is really "Big-drama Obama." Ronald Reagan was an actor who governed like a president. Barack Obama is a president who governs like an actor.
Should the "professional left" aggressively push the Obama administration to do more for working families? Hell yeah! Yet the tone of the questioning was infinitely more critical than friendly.
As President Obama returns to Hollywood in search of campaign dough from the "Hollywood progressives," it is a moment to
President Obama is angry, and rightfully so.
"[W]hat do I tell my LGBT readers this time around?" said John Aravosis, editor of AMERICABlog. "'Vote for Democrats. They
He takes the long view, in both directions. Challenged about the health care bill that passed, he can tell us about the first
100 Quatloos that he's out by July. 500 Quatloos that he's out by September. But, again, we're all just so happy about the
If you're of a mindset that believes a return to 2001-2008 would be sheer insanity, then you probably agree we've got no choice but to save the Democrats from themselves.
Scapegoating the professional left might send the DC crowd into orgasmic seizures, but what does it do to win the country over? What does it do about unemployment?
Right now, the White House is failing miserably at emotional intelligence, and it's about to cost the election. Here's a wild idea: How about listening?
Many of us will vote Democratic in November, despite many disappointments. But don't expect us to be able to rally others when the best we can say is that the Democrats and their national leader are better than the plausible alternatives.
Why did the guy who promised to change the whole system bring in the guys who are most wedded to the system? Why does Barack Obama love the establishment so much?
Obama, and some of his defenders, seem to think that all of the people who built a career criticizing Bush for abuse of executive powers should just give Obama a pass -- never mind that he ran on a platform of dismantling those powers.
I don't blame the "professional left" or Robert Gibbs or Obama or even Rahm Emmanuel. I blame me. I was one of the last pragmatic progressives that swung from Hillary to Obama.
While the major fallout from Gibbs' "the professional left" flap has died down a bit, a second round of examination seems to have begun -- one much more introspective and much less knee-jerk than the first round.
Instead of incessantly whining about Gibbs' statement or what the president hasn't done for them, maybe the professional left should take this as a gauntlet being thrown down.
The ensuing aimless frustration and fury in politics are the cards that excite the media as the pursuit of ratings turns everything into reality television. But where are the voices of the American center?