Annals of career "progressive" idiocy
Perhaps this actually means I am just coming down the second camp in the great debate--organizing independently of the Democratic Party leadership and Obama administration--just without a necessarily oppositional stance in that organizing. Either way, it is a debate that will continue for as long as the Obama administration is around, no matter what I say about it. Further, that I would even write this article shows that I am still fascinated by these discussions, even if I ostensibly claim to have moved beyond them.
If you read this far, you are probably fascinated in [sic] these discussions, too.
Not at all.
Do the words "I couldn't look away from the trainwreck" mean anything to you?
"Independent" but not "oppositional." Translation: Fundable.
NOTE The thing I really, really like about Bowers post is the headline framing, which is so clumsy, even for Bowers, that I'm left in a state of stunned disbelief:
On the argument about whether Obama is progressive enough or not
Or not "progressive" at all? Oh, that's not within the bound of acceptable discourse? So sue me, as Bowers says, hyping his bullshit conference.
Oh, and the faux judiciousness of "On the..." is good, too. Bowers writes like he's making a weighty theoretical contribution!