Regular readers know that I’m not a Jane Hamsher fan. There are still people blogging at FDL whose work I admire, but now there is one less: Marcy Wheeler, better known as @emptywheel, is moving her blog to a new server. Wheeler and her husband remain complementary of Jane. They haven’t revealed the cause for their separation from the Fire of Dogs and Lakes, but I suspect it has something to do with the current FDL fundraiser proving anemic.
Via Balloon Juice, @AngryBlackLady reports the desperate incoherence of Jane’s latest post:
The irony is that the Obamabots are so out of touch with who Obama is and what he wants they don’t realize that by cheering for the McConnell deal, and his prowess in making McConnell “blink,” it amounts to twisting the knife for him. It makes it impossible for him to reject the deal the end — which empowers the GOP to hold out.
Cantor offered a temporary extension three times last night, and by both Democratic and GOP accounts, that’s what made Obama snap. He wouldn’t be rejecting it “even if it brings my presidency down,” and taking his case to the American people, if he thought he had scored some big victory.
You gotta feel sorry for the guy. His most ardent supporters are the dumbest motherfuckers in the world, and they don’t realize he thinks they are digging his political grave.
I’m not sure what Jane is even saying here, but I think it rhymes with “I’m talking out of my wishful-thinking, Obama-hating ass.” @AngryBlackLady says her ship is sinking fast; I have been saying for a long time that it was leaky. Indeed, if the USS Jane Hamsher does sink, then I have undoubtedly helped to torpedo it.
I don’t feel any sense of vindication or joy, however, because the next thing you know ignorant people will point at FDL and say the heyday of netroots is over. Jane and FDL are not “the netroots,” and never were, but it won’t matter — and that sucks.