Oh, this is getting good.
The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity.
During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the president did as good enough.
“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”
The press secretary dismissed the “professional left” in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right, saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”
Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, Gibbs said: “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”
Among the list of complaints from his heretofore adoring minions is the “don’t ask don’t tell” issue, Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo, and the Dems dropping the “public option” from ObamaCare; as if that makes it less unconstitutional and oppressive.
The one thing standing in the way of Obama’s version of “Canadian healthcare” and eliminating the Pentagon is the fed-up American people who want our representatives to get back to the spirit and letter of the U.S. Constitution, and remember that they work for us.
I’ve said this before and it bears repeating: Even after He Who Isn’t George Bush has done everything he can to “fundamentally transform” America into a socialist nightmare, he’s vilified for (incredibly) not being leftwing enough. Our economy is in the tank, along with the “big, bad, evil capitalist businesses”, and he’s doing his best to weaken the “American bully” on the world stage by kowtowing to Islamic nation-states and Euro effetes.
All that, and he’s still not radical enough. Apostates.