Thursday, August 18, 2011

Speak Out and Be Slandered

Tip of the toupee to Ryan Adams for making me aware of the new calumny on impatient and outraged progressives — firebaggers.

Over at the Huff, Amanda Terkel details a POTUS-camp memo smearing us lefties who dare criticize him. Obama for America (OFA) New Mexico State Director Ray Sandoval mass emailed supporters there a defense of the man and derision of us.

The term-paper length blog post he circulated dumps on Paul Krugman for speaking up and characterizes we disappointed and impatient sorts as "the Firebagger Lefty blogosphere."

The play on and comparison to the Tea Party is an apologist's extreme rhetorical device. Calling the Prez's capitulation to wingers what it is apparently is contemptible.

So be it. Sticks and stones...

Firebagger it is. Flame on, honest progressives.

1 comment:

Robin Edgar said...

:Flame on, honest progressives.

No worries being doing that for some time now as The Emerson Avenger.

I guess that makes me a TEAbagger or something. ;-)