Salon's Joan Walsh picks sides
Pathetic. Naturally, The Nation and The American Prospect pile on.
Walsh seems to be really upset that the debate between pro-torture "liberals," like herself, and former Obama supporters, has turned "personal." Well, since there was never any other reason to support Obama other than the putative content of his character -- the oratory was always over-rated, and there was certainly no resume -- why wouldn't the debate turn personal? There's nothing else to debate, given that in every important respect, the Obama administration is the second coming of the Bush regime, except with more wars, richer banksters, and higher unemployment.
NOTE Naturally, since Walsh has already declared her support for Obama ("I support Obama's re-election"), her piece is purest campaign puffery, devoid of leverage or strategic import, and of no interest to anyone beyond her small circle of Kool-Aid snorting "progressives" (and those who follow their antics with clinical interest).