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The Whine of the Moonbats: The Left Can’t Handle the Death of the Public Option

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Posted on December 19 2009 2:55 pm
Liz Blaine is a financial analyst, author and freelance writer on finance, economics and politics. Follow her on Twitter and her blog Liz Blaine.

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Pass the popcorn and pull up a front row seat. Infighting between Democrats is escalating as leftists and “progressives” turn their sights from conservative media onto each other.

What could propel a party in control of both the executive and legislative branches to descend into rancor and morass? Answer: equal parts lust for power, greed, and a need to control. But to control America, first they have to break it. And to break America, healthcare reform and cap-and-trade must be swiftly implemented with minimal attention to the movement’s true radical agenda (single-payer.)

Hardcore leftists within the mainstream media and blogosphere who for years have aspired to advance the Left’s agenda are witnessing their dreams slip from their grasp as Congress and President Obama fail to deliver promised reforms. What began with former DNC Chairman Howard Dean’s proposal to “kill the bill” if Obamacare didn’t have a “public option” spiraled into a media maelstrom threatening to rip the Democrat Party asunder. But this is where the fun begins.

Leftists opposing Obamacare are the new targets of the White House attack machine and their complicit media. Since Dean’s pronouncement, the Obama administration has suspended its attacks on Fox News to aggressively dispute Dean in public, and on the White House blog.

On “Hardball,” Chris Matthews dissed progressive bloggers saying,

“I think a lot of those people are troublemakers…They get their giggles out of sitting in the back seat and bitching.”

Fellow MSNBC host Ed Schultz invited Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos to respond to Matthews’ insult, which Moulitsas did vividly, warning Matthews “has a thing coming.” Other left-wing bloggers reacted by declaring Matthews,

“doesn’t know what the f*** he’s talking about.“

Lanny Davis was called a stooge for health insurance companies by Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake. MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan yelled at Democrat Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the 10% stock price increase for health insurance companies.

Ed Schultz challenged David Axelrod on health care reform competition. Keith Olbermann has joined Howard Dean in sniveling to “kill the bill.” And yesterday Naomi Klein lamented the President’s failure to use stimulus funds to garner agreement in Copenhagen.

As the President and Congress demonstrate their willingness to get-a-deal-at-any-cost, their base feels used as a means to get them elected. Now they’re relegated to watching what could have been a transformational moment in American politics wither away. As a Democratic Underground blogger noted, they’re

the rotten cancer at the heart of the Democrat Party.”

With friends like these, who needs political enemies? So sit back, enjoy the show and watch as the Left eats its own.

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