Read 'em and weep, lihbruls. The White House officially and explicitly doesn't care that it's explicitly and officially centrist. While I still fundamentally agree with BFF's well-documented 0.06% less shitty theory (although I'm not sure that he still buys it), this is a big hit in the waterline of his math. And there's sure no longer any reason for our side not to take a huge slurp of whupass in November. If the White House (and Dems in Congress, who've staked out the same position with their voting records) wants to stake such a transparently false claim to being different from The Other Side, there's no reason for progressives of any political shade to turn out, and that means that Change is dead, and Obama will truly (and righteously) go down as one of the most inept Presidents ever. I mean, with this, he's just totally abandoned any pretense of effort whatsoever. What a fuckstick.
And Gibbs is worse. Eschaton says (h/t LGM) that in a talk with HuffPo (to which I will not link, and which you should not read, ever), Gibbs attempted to paint his idiotic remarks as reflective of his frustration with criticism of education funding legislation (Nate Silver at 538 has his own take). Which the White House (and liberals) support. What a fuckstick.
The Accounting Beyond the Account
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