Oh, my. Sweetness and Light has reprinted a Daily Kos diary entry written by The One, himself, in which he discusses the strategy for opposing Chief Justice John Roberts’ confirmation and writes the following:
According to the storyline that drives many advocacy groups and Democratic activists – a storyline often reflected in comments on this blog – we are up against a sharply partisan, radically conservative, take-no-prisoners Republican party. They have beaten us twice by energizing their base with red meat rhetoric and single-minded devotion and discipline to their agenda. In order to beat them, it is necessary for Democrats to get some backbone, give as good as they get, brook no compromise, drive out Democrats who are interested in “appeasing” the right wing, and enforce a more clearly progressive agenda. The country, finally knowing what we stand for and seeing a sharp contrast, will rally to our side and thereby usher in a new progressive era.
Remember, Obama has run as a post-partisan agent of change, a man with a track record of reaching across the aisle. This letter to the far-Left Daily Kos gives the lie to the whole charade. Obama is a Progressive in the style of the Progressives of the 1920s and 1930s, who formed the left wing of FDR’s administrations. He would feel right at home with IWW founder and Socialist leader Eugene Debs.
Obama makes it clear his goal is to take control of the Democratic Party and purge it of its moderates and mainstream liberals. These are not the goals of a bridge-building moderate, but of a hard Left ideologue.
Be sure to read the whole thing. It’s an eye-opener.
(hat tip: Gateway Pundit)