When you capitulate day in and day out, you only embolden terrorists

PhotobucketAfter reading some of the comments in the diaries, When you negotiate with terrorists, you only embolden them or Obama jokes about protecting Medicare at DNC birthday bash, or Obama fails to win independents in debt limit debate written by the front pagers of the Dailykos progressive website, I am compelled to say which universe do some so called progressives come from. Well, here I must say my peace in my own space about the ignorance level I witness at Dailykos.

Sometimes I think some in the the Professional Left are "the stupidest creatures on the planet". It seems like they sing this tune everyday:


Insert this lyrics at the Chorus and BAM, a perfect depiction of what goes on in the Professional Left camp.

All I do is whine
whine no matter what
Got griftin’ on my mind
I get paid to fuck shit up
And every time I step in-to the studio
the bullshit saturation goes UP

And it stay there
Each time I’m on the air
fucking people’s lives up
but I don’t care (up down up down up down)

Cause all I do is whine, whine, whine
Its about me gettin mine
while I’m bad-mouthin’ the prez
every Damn time

The thing is, they haven't figured that what they do indeed is just whine and whine and whine. "What did they think would happen as they capitulate time and time again" and lose sight of who thy enemy is?

But again some don't seem to remotely understand that whining ain't advocacy and it ain't going to protect our political position. Yet here we go again with a brilliant BooMan analysis that breaks it down to whiners why they must tone down the whining...

...progressives can't or won't behave like Tea Partiers. Progressives are not the vanguard of a populist movement. We're a combination of the poor, the powerless, the discriminated against, on the one hand, and the highly educated, science-minded, secular-oriented, intelligentsia on the other. Throw in the unionized working class and you have the progressive movement. Most of our opinion leaders are from the intelligentsia-wing of the party. A very high percentage of progressive bloggers have advanced degrees. We're not about to take up pitchforks or start carrying firearms to political rallies, and we're too committed to reason to resort to lies and distortions as matter of strategy or policy.

//snip

...we can have a more productive relationship with the Establishment Left. It would start by getting clear where the line is between advocacy for issues and protecting our political position in Washington. We know we cannot afford to lose the presidential election in 2012. We could improve things considerably if we reserved our attacks on our own political leaders for areas where they at least have the freedom of acting otherwise. That would be a good start.

Darn it, them lyrics are stuck in my mind now...

All I do is whine
whine no matter what
Got griftin’ on my mind
I get paid to fuck shit up
And every time I step in-to the studio
the bullshit saturation goes UP

And it stay there
Each time I’m on the air
fucking people’s lives up
but I don’t care (up down up down up down)

Cause all I do is whine, whine, whine
Its about me gettin mine
while I’m bad-mouthin’ the prez
every Damn time

It is my hope somehow a meaningful course of action to organize will become the norm amongst progressives. I still have hope. It sure would be a breath of fresh air. This hope I am talking about isn't about blind optimism though but a vision of what progressives should believe in. May be Krugman and his ilk can get their heads out of the sand and listen to President Obama to understand about what it means to have HOPE.