If these Democrats had spent less time gossiping about what Clinton really did with Monica or handwringing about Gore's "lies" and more time analyzing how those spectacles unfolded, they wouldn't be caught flat footed today. But they didn't because they blamed Clinton for being "weak" and Gore for being "inauthentic" as if those were the real problems. I'm sure it made them feel very confident that it couldn't happen to them.Though actually I had been surprised with how well the Obama administration was doing in this regard, right up until the health insurance reform lunacy. My guess is that the economic crisis had media types genuinely unsure of the future, to the point where they were less willing to undermine a president who seemed to be trying to make things better, even if he was a Democrat. Now that we're on more familiar ground, it's back to business as usual.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
What Digby said: