The New Republic’s Jamie Kirchik is really quite the dick:
Barack Obama isn’t even President yet, and he’s already angering some of his most devoted followers on the party’s left wing. This is the mark of what could be a very successful presidency.
“With its congressional majority, the Democratic Party has refused to seriously try to end the war, to stop the bailout and to stop the trampling of civil liberties, just to name a few off the top of my head,” wrote David Sirota on the popular liberal blog OpenLeft, decrying the serial betrayals of Obama and the congressional Democratic majority. The Democratic Party, he wrote, has “faced no real retribution” for its manifold heresies, something that Sirota believes he and his band of angry bloggers must change. “We better understand why this happened,” he fumed.
Allow me to provide an answer. You don’t matter.
Kirchik, on the other hand, apparently does matter. I really do not understand why it is that certain elements of the Democratic party just naturally assume that the only way to succeed as a Democrat is to endlessly provoke the “progressives.” While I understand and have written that there is going to be a good bit of letdown when folks realize how centrist Obama is, I don’t understand the need by Kirchik to openly taunt- he could have saved us all some time and just written “SUCK ON THIS DFHer’s!” It is almost as if he wants to create a schism so the party can fall apart before they even take power.
Again, not sure what to say but “what a dick.” I also have to snicker because this is the mindset of the editors of the New Republic, the magazine we were told was a super liberal ultra hard left America hating rag during the Beauchamp affair. And why is that some of the folks at the New Republic always feel the need to act like children to people who are, well, right a helluva lot more than they are? From what I can tell, with a few exceptions, the New Republic is the Michael O’Hanlon of magazines- usually wrong, always loud, and for reasons no one can really explain, looked upon as if they know something.