Virtually all the liberal bloggers who have taken a critical stance toward the administration have one thing in common: they place principle above party. Their complaints are exactly the same complaints they lodged against the Bush administration. Contrary to the straw man posed by Obama supporters, they aren’t complaining about pie in the sky wishes but about tangible acts and omissions, from Gitmo to Afghanistan to the environment to gay rights to secrecy and executive power.Howie P.S.: Peter Daou was Hillary Clinton's internet guru during her run for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
The essence of their critique is that the White House lacks a moral compass. The instances where Obama displays a flash of moral authority – the mosque speech comes to mind – these bloggers cheer him with the same fervor as his most ardent fans. MORE...
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Daou: "How a handful of liberal bloggers are bringing down the Obama presidency"