Stacy McCain comments on the curious conference call that David Axelrod had with various left-wing bloggers in an attempt to shore up support for the Democrats. Mr. Axelrod got an earful, to say the least.
This got me to thinking of my responsibilities as a concerned blogger, my duty to provide counsel to our struggling president. So, in the spirit of those liberals who are always giving good-faith advice to conservatives, I’d like to take this opportunity to put in my two-cents worth for the benefit of Obama and his party.
Mr. President, I agree with the lefty bloggers. In your commendable, but misguided, efforts to strike a balance between the expansion of government power, and maintaining our traditions of personal liberty, you have clouded the choices available to American citizens. My considered opinion – shared by all of the name-brand leftist blogs - is that you have not moved far enough to the left. Mr. President, you should eschew further compromises, unfurl the red flag, raise your clinched fist and start warbling the Internationale. Only when the prisons are filled with the scourings of bourgeois society - oil company CEOs, right-wing talk-radio hosts, Tea Party politicians, incandescent light-bulb bootleggers, smokers, second-amendment enthusiasts, the governors of Arizona and New Jersey, medical doctors – will the people (what’s left of them) line up solidly behind you as you lead the way to the Big Rock Candy Mountain. Take it from me, Mr. President: with Daily Kos and Crooks and Liars as your guide, you can’t go far wrong. Seek them out, listen to them, do everything they say, and our nation will ultimately be the better for it. Why, I wouldn’t be surprised if we started to see positive results as soon as November of this year.