Obama Losing the Base Redux
President Barack Obama has members of the Black Caucus angry at him for the horrible debt ceiling deal. Rep. John Conyers was the first member of the House of Representatives to endorse Obama for president. Conyers points out that John Boehner and Eric Canto did not ask for Social Security cuts. Obama threw that in the deal. Conyers went from people have to be patient with Obama to advocating protest marches on the White House.
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver has called Obama's debt ceiling deal a "sugar-coated Satan sandwich."
Obamabot bloggers and pundits will attack progressives and say they must suck it up and support the president. The Obamabots will lecture progressives on voting for the president in 2012. When has lecturing people to vote ever worked. Conyers says that Obama will look around in 2012 and wonder where his support went. George H.W. Bush alienated the conservative base in 2012. The so-called experts thought Bush will easily win re-election. Bush lost the general election to a scandal-plagued governor from Arkansas.