Maxine Waters (D-CA) Not Amused by Obama’s Badgering

By: Monday September 26, 2011 10:30 am

In case you missed it over the weekend, the president attended the Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner — and promptly told them to quit bitching.

 

Late Night FDL: Become a Member to Keep The Progressive Voice Loud

By: Wednesday August 24, 2011 8:00 pm

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Robert Gibbs to Leave White House, Will Join “Professional Left”

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 7:30 am

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has made it official: he’s leaving the White House to become an outside political adviser. Welcome to the professional left, Mr. Gibbs.

AFSCME Prez McEntee: Rahm is a “Progressive Force,” Liberals Should “Suck it Up”

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 2:00 pm

This is, as Gerry McEntee might say, “Bullshit!” Via Ben Smith, McEntee praises Rahm on the Chief of Staff’s way out of DC and endorses him for mayor of Chicago.

Obama vs. the Left: A Battle of Ideologies, Not Cults of Personality

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 2:20 pm

The primary value Peter Daou’s piece on liberal bloggers had yesterday was that it named names, and it gave outlets like Politico an excuse to link to something. Although journalists won’t say so in public because they’ve been told these things “off the record,” they well know who gets under the skin of people at the White House. And that’s why things said by Glenn Greenwald, or John Aravosis, or on FDL consistently get picked up in the media as prime examples of the “professional left.” We hear about it when they call us for comments, or when they want to book us to respond.

Get In Gear

By: Friday September 24, 2010 6:01 pm

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I sure am sick of the Obama administration’s congenitally glass-half-empty attitude towards the progressive base. I hear these people saying we’re like radical leftists. These people ought to be drug tested. I mean, it’s crazy. They will be satisfied when we all celebrate the health care and financial reform bills as great progressive victories and donate every spare dollar and minute to the campaigns of Blue Dogs and conservadems. That’s not reality.

Blogger Susie Madrak Asks David Axelrod: “Do You Know What Hippie Punching Means?”

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 2:15 pm

Susie Madrak asked, “I’m a blogger, and I don’t know if you know this term, but are you familiar with the term hippie-punching?”

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Will Bunch, The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, Hi-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama

By: Sunday September 12, 2010 1:59 pm

It’s been quite a few years. While the usual suspects on the Professional Right threaten to burn books, those of us in the reality-based community sometimes peer at them to try and make sense of an ongoing economic disaster and resulting surge in right-wing populism. These two gale-wind crises, working in unison, have given rise to both an inexorable oligarchic elite on the one hand, and on the other, a cavalcade of angry, middle-aged, portly, pasty whites wearing funny hats and saying not-so funny things about Americans and America.

Luckily for us, the past few months have provided some masterful works that have provided insight both into what has happened and what will happen, if we don’t take the violent and sometimes merely threatening deadly serious.

That’s where the great Will Bunch comes in–

The View’s Right-Winger, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, to the Left of Obama on Marriage Equality

By: Sunday August 22, 2010 6:45 am

Well, this is embarrassing for Team Obama: the resident right-wing bomb-thrower on The View, who campaigned alongside Sarah Palin in 2008, has said she supports something called “gay marriage” which I presume is what the rest of us call marriage equality. This puts her to the left of President Obama.

Late Night: Pouting Baby Doesn’t Understand Why Markie H. Protects Mr. O

By: Monday August 16, 2010 8:00 pm

I was watching the television earlier today, I can’t understand why Markie H. is protecting Mr. O even when Mr. O does bad things. Mr. Cenk talked slowly for Markie H., but Markie H. still thinks the bad things that Mr. O is doing are nice things.

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