If you smell 1993, it's probably Emanuel. A reader writes:
The whole thing smacks of Rahm. Reportedly he recently referred to activist Dems who quickly mounted TV ads holding anti-public option Democratic senators accountable as "f*ing stupid." Well Rahm, if this kind of activism is f*ing stupid, why not enlighten us? Why not shine sunlight on whatever dealings a vocal, activist constituency might be hampering?How many times do I have to say it? I voted for Obama. I'm glad, nay thrilled, he ain't Bush. It doesn't guarantee I'll vote the same way again, especially if what I get for my trouble is hostility to the blogosphere, elitism and condescension aimed at activists, and gorgeous speeches for the wussies at HRC.
I am equal. Period. I helped elect President Barack Obama to amplify that message with presidential action - as he promised. So far: ATNA - All Talk No Action. Am I pissed? You bet. Do I think action will cost him political capital? Of course. Inaction on DOMA, DADT and marriage rights is said to be because he "has a lot on his plate." Pardon me, but doesn't having a lot on your plate come with the job description? It's an insulting justification.
Talk to us Mr. President. What's really going on?