‘firebagger panel disconnected with reality’

Bob Cesca: Several members of the firebagger high command appeared on a panel at Netroots Nation to beat their myopic unrealistic mythological drum about how President Obama is the worst president ever, etc, etc.

…..it was Dan Choi, John Aravosis of AmericaBlog and, naturally, Jane Hamsher collectively lying about the president’s record on, among other things, LGBT rights.

Dan Choi appeared on Lawrence O’Donnell last night to repeat all of the hyperbolic silliness about how the president has broken all of his promises to the gay community – an accusation that simply is not true….

Here’s Aravosis during the panel: “…. We were told he’d be a fierce advocate, and he’s been not fierce at all and not much of an advocate.”

Not a fierce advocate? Not that into you? Horseshit. Utter horseshit. In addition to the Obama administration deciding not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act because, in in the view of the Obama Justice Department, the law is unconstitutional, the president has also racked up the following LGBT achievements: see here

Check that out. That’s a long, long list for someone who “just isn’t that into” same-sex rights.

….Worse than Bush!

…..the firebaggers need to ditch this fiction about the president and embrace reality – or, better yet, people simply need to stop buying into their ridiculous whining, lying and undermining of a realistic progressive agenda.

Full post here


It’s completely sublime how the real progessives, like Bob Cesca, are destroying the Firebaggers’ comical appearance at Netroots with plain old facts. Love it.

4 Responses to “‘firebagger panel disconnected with reality’”

  1. June 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I am so glad that someone is stepping up and pushing back on these fake progressives. They are worse than the repugs and that they try to wear a mask that they speak for the democratic base. The media just love having them on to turn off real progressive from being involve with politics.

  2. June 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Their idea of a Fierce Advocate: Long on talk, short on accomplishments. See: Weiner, Grayson, Kucinich, Choi, Hamsher, Professional Left

    Apparently progress isn’t dramatic for some people. Instead of a nationwide tour with fist pounding and name calling, Obama just signed a piece of paper in order to get a lot of these things done. Making sure of course that it is within his powers and implemented properly. Not exactly Hollywood blockbuster material but it is progress. 1000%++++++ more than any president before him.

  3. 3 Fred
    June 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I read the whole article and the comments and dude makes perfect sense and he is on the $

    • 4 nathkatun7
      June 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Bob Cesca was, as you said, right on the money! It is really quite revealing that the people who claim to be the progressive base of Obama’s support sound more like teabaggers. They’ve even adopted teabagg tactics of telling lies about President Obama’s record. Especially his record with respect to gay rights. According to Choi President Obama “is the worst President in 50 years.” Haven’t I heard a similar claim from people like Michele Bachmann?

      We really must find a way of proclaiming this truth as loudly, and as widely, as we can:

      “The PL (including people like Glen Greenwald, Don Choi, Jane Hamsher, Arianna Huffington, Adam Green, John Aravosis and the unhinged segment of DKos ) are NOT THE BASE of the Democratic party! The overwhelming majority of of progressive Democrats , including real loyal Democratic voters, still strongly support the President. The MSM must stop falsely claiming that the fringe (including libertarians like Don Choi and Glen Greenwald; and former right wing Republicans like Arianna Huffington), is President Obama’s base. The PL fringe is NOT, and I repeat, NOT THE BASE, of the Democratic party.”

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