Just so there’s absolutely no ambiguity, let me get something out of the way: Democrats and progressives and anyone who doesn’t want crazy people running the country should get off their asses tomorrow and vote early and often for Coakley.But the title of the article makes it clear that their goal is not to push for Martha Coakley, but take the opportunity to state nominal support for Coakley in order to bash President Obama. The article goes on to slam the President for supposedly going in bed with Wall Street, pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies (the latter two in the health care bill). The article goes after the president for the individual mandate. To me, that article is about bashing the President, and not about electing Coakley. The Coakley portion of it was entirely C.Y.A.
The FDL article right above it on the FDL front page? Titled "If Coakley Loses, Revive Reconciliation," it extols the virtues of reconciliation if Coakley loses. If FDL, as they claim, supports Coakley, why clutter your front page with what the Democrats should do IF she loses instead of directing your efforts to electing her? What's the point? Couldn't that article go up tomorrow, after the election results?
Consider this: FDL has been a big supporter of reconciliation from the get-go. The hardest pusher of reconciliation has been none other than Jane Hamsher herself. Here are but a few examples of FDL and Co. pushing reconciliation:
- Reid's choice: Reconciliation = Majority rule
- Jon Walker goads about the possibility of reconciliation being revived because of the tight MA race.
- Hell, Jane even defended Joe Lieberman, calling him an "easy scapegoat" and arguing for reconciliation, talking about how Obama and Reid supposedly have been "setting the table" for Lieberman.
- FDL is even making money on the back of reconciliation
Suddenly, we're supposed to believe FDL's lip service to Coakley (without putting any resources to the campaign or any direction to resources, except a link to her campaign web site), because Jane Hamsher and FDL always do what they say:
Jane Hamsher: Fox is not a news outlet, it’s an openly partisan opinion factory and the Democrats should not be legitimizing them (and allowing them to recruit Democratic viewers to propagandize to) by doing this.So, of course, this is the natural next step:
So you all will forgive me if I'm not buyin' what FDL is sellin.'
Before I end, if you are doing anything today, you need to help Coakley win!