White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer was heckled and booed Friday at the annual Netroots Nation conference in Minnesota, a gathering of liberal activists from the online political community. When Mr. Pfeiffer reminded the audience that the president championed an equal-pay law, the moderator replied, “Frankly we’re a little sick of hearing about that one. Washington TimesThe far right wing segregationist Washington Times is sympathetic to Netroots: all that equal pay stuff is so boooring. What do our Progressive Leaders want to hear about?
Pfeiffer was only booed (lightly) once. That was when he was asked why Obama had filled out a survey in 1996 stating his approval of gay marriage, but had moved right on the issue as president.That whopper is from right wing blogger Dave Weigel who says President Obama "moved right on the issue as President" - apparently by sticking by what he said during the campaign instead of what he said on a questionnaire from twelve years earlier. Here's Weigel with some more Netroots wit and wisdom
So what do they plan to do for jobs? "Passing an infrastructure bill including the infrastructure bank," said Pfeiffer. "We have a pending fight on unemployment benefits. We want to get the economy moving on a large scale."Where do people learn to talk intelligently about complex issues? Not from Netroots, that's for sure. But I'm grateful we don't have to read about appropriate "progressive" views from DailyKos and Salon (shallow cynicism double power) anymore - and can read them from the Washington Times and Dave Weigel. Maybe eventually we can cut out all the middlemen and just get messages from Frank Luntz directly.
Someone at my table started chuckling. "Where do people learn to talk like this?" he asked.