Today (hour 1 8-30-11) Thom was talking to, I think, John Podesta and I caught him saying..."we need to get Obama reelected"...
That is so wrong on so many levels. "We", if you include most real Progressives, will NOT be working to get this corporatist sellout reelected. In fact, it's imperative that he be defeated.
Look: Obama has paralyzed the Democratic Party, just as he was put there to do. Why on Earth would Thom want them paralyzed for another four years? What possible gain does Thom think will be realized by putting him back in? (And no, I am not so afraid of the Republicans that I will fall for that lesser-of-two-evils scam.) And that comment was in the context of clean energy, if I recall; he wants to reelect a guy who is doing everything the fossil criminals want him to do? Watch, the Gravestone XL is coming--the "fuse to the carbon bomb that will mean game over for the atmosphere"--and it will be at Obama's hands.
And I've noticed that Thom will not give a meaningful set of reasons why we must suffer another 4 years of economic decay and not-so-creeping corporatism. The only thing he's mentioned is the Supreme Court; but that is a logical fallacy--Obama has never done anything that would in any way detract from the power of the oligarchy, and he never will. When that 5th vote comes up he will give us an Anthony Kennedy instead of an Antonin Scalia--but the difference there is mainly in the packaging, and either will suit the neofeudalists just fine.
Thom, Thom. What's happened to you, man? You moved to Washington, put on a suit, and now you're shilling for the Democratic branch of the Corporatist Party. As one who's followed you since your early days at Air America--it's heartbreaking. We need your voice. We need a challenger to Obama in the primary. Yet you work against us by bolstering the Blue Sh*t branch of the Democratic Party--right when the whole Clintonist menagerie needs to be kicked out.
It is--it's heartbreaking, man.