— Steve Soto has been hit with Clinton Derangement Syndrome. And I’m no longer using that in a snarky manner, I genuinely believe that we are witnessing people developing an actual psychological malady. I’m also beginning to wonder if the Jews of 1933 Germany felt the way I’ve felt lately, as they watched one person after another go through a radical and negative change in personality due to one man.
— Anglachel highlights the progressive blogosphere’s hostillity towards Obama starting in the summer of 2006, before CDS (or maybe a secret desire to see a Republican in the White House for another four years) set in. (Via.)
— Avedon took a look back too, recently:
Re-reading again this post by Kos from January, it occurs to me that I don’t actually know when Markos changed his mind about everyone. Admittedly, I don’t read Daily Kos as often as I read some other blogs, so I miss a lot of the back and forth. I remember Kos being angry at the way Obama treated the netroots and the progressive community, and the way Obama kept dog-whistling to Republicans to the detriment of progressive issues. And then at some point when I wasn’t actually looking, Daily Kos turned into a very different sort of site that has become somewhat difficult to read. Anyone remember how this happened?
Yes, I do. Too many Obama supporters decided to emulate reactionary Michelle Malkin rather than follow in the footsteps of Big Tent Democrat. If more Obama supporters had BTD’s integrity, insight, and civil nature, a unity ticket would have been much more likely.
Update 05/24/08, 11:47 AM:
Look who gave the “story” to Obamacult: Drudge. As “garychapelhill” states:
…We all know that the MSM salivates at his every blackberry message, but Democrats? Obama has become just another cog in the right wing, bottom feeding, tabloid rumor-mill machine of which Drudge is commander-in-chief. I noticed that the Obama campaign started to back away from this story almost as soon as they started to push the “it has no place” message that they used in SC. I imagine someone in the Kennedy family told them to stop using RFK to score points and suppress votes…
Update 05/24/08, 03:40 PM:
I don’t know if Pam Spaulding is so far gone that she actually believes this horseshit or if she’s just following in the footsteps of Barack “I’ll say and do anything to win” Obama. Either way, she’s crossed a line and can no longer be considered a reliable, trustworthy, or even sane individual. I hope she and the rest of the swiftboating Obamacult choke on their Kool-Aid.
Update 05/24/08, 04:25 PM:
What Susie said.