For the past six years, many liberals have staunchly supported and defended Barack Obama no matter what he said, did or what laws he violated. Perhaps one of his most loyal disciples is Dana Milbank of The Washington Post.
Over the years, Milbank has vigorously and blindly defended his master while slamming and mocking those that question or criticize Lord Obama. Milbank has referred to Republicans as ‘emotions, illogical, outdated’ and ‘not very smart, dishonest, fabricating falsehoods, and deny reality with their knee jerk responses.’
Whenever Republicans met with Obama, Milbank stated that they were ‘stepping into Prof. Obama’s classroom’ where the teacher treated them ‘like his undisciplined pupils.’ On one occasion, he described Rep. John Boehner as ‘wearing the dunce cap.’ Sadly, I have to agree with that description of Boehner as he’s regularly wearing a dunce cap or the sash of a traitor to the Republican Party.
However, Milbank’s defense of Obama seems to be waning as Jonah Goldberg reports about how Obama reacted to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s criticism to his trade proposal:
“With the sand running out on the Obama presidency, it’s finally dawning on the president’s friends and fans that he can be a real jerk.”
“Consider The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank. For the last six years, he’s spent much of his time rolling his eyes and sneering at Republicans.”
“His subspecialty is heaping ridicule on conservative complaints about, well, everything and anything. If it bothers conservatives, it must be irrational, partisan, churchy, fake, hypocritical — or all of the above”.
“Meanwhile, poor Barack Obama, while not always without fault in Milbank’s eyes, is the grown-up, the good guy trying to do good things amidst a mob of malcontents and ideologues.”
“That is, until this month. President Obama wants to get a trade deal passed. He needs Democrats to do it. But, Milbank laments, Obama’s blowing it.”
“‘Let’s suppose you are trying to bring a friend around to your point of view,’ Milbank writes. ‘Would you tell her she’s emotional, illogical, outdated and not very smart?’”
“‘Would you complain that he’s being dishonest, fabricating falsehoods and denying reality?’”
“‘Such a method of a persuasion is likelier to get you a black eye than a convert,’ Milbank notes. ‘Yet this is how President Obama treats his fellow Democrats on trade.’”
“True enough. But lost on Milbank is that this is precisely how Obama treats everyone who disagrees with him. When Obama — who ran for office touting his ability to work with Republicans and vowing to cure the partisan dysfunction in Washington — treated Republicans in a far ruder and shabbier way, Milbank celebrated.”
Prior to the 2014 midterm elections, a number of once loyal Democrats began to jump the Obama ship. The elections gave others reason to distance themselves from Obama. Now even one of his most loyal minions is starting to rebuke the tyrant.
The question now is how loyal all these fair weather liberals will be to Hillary Clinton as she ascends the throne of the Democratic Party. Will they blindly support and defend her as they have Obama? Hopefully not!