Diary

The Brutal Truth

As delivered by James Kirchick:

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.

Read why and read on for some well-dished snark directed at the netroots–which fully deserves to be the object of said snark. I don’t necessarily believe that the incoming Obama Administration will be successful merely because it is ignoring the netroots. But I would be lying if I didn’t admit to enjoying the way in which Obama’s Blogospheric base is getting the shaft from its dream candidate.

Maybe the netroots should have thought twice before falling in love.