I'd compliment Barack Obama on his courage for betraying his base on drilling, except that he's not showing any.

Everybody reading this knows that they’ll accept this slap – like every other slap and outrage – and then meekly go back to working for him and his like the good little drones that they are. They’ll keep sending him money, too.

But they’ll whine about it all the while, which will make them feel like they’ve actually accomplished something (for a change) – so they’ve got that to cling to. Not much, but when you’re a progressive any crumb will do, right?