What Ever Happened to Baby Jane Hamsher? 11

Wow, things happen when you are on vacation, and by things I mean Baby Jane Hudson  Hamsher’s blog meltdown the other day has turned into a thing of absolute wonder.  It was very dramatic wasn’t it, her Baby Jane Hudson style meltdown, dumb m-fers, really? Yeah that is the way to win an election, start another big fight on the interwebzz between like-minded people, that definitely gets us to where we want to be, wait, wut?

This ridiculous behavior is just  all too familiar to me, I still haven’t really gotten over the 2000 election. I can’t tell you how many well-meaning people I argued with back then who said they wouldn’t vote for Al Gore, who had become one of the more powerful Vice Presidents of our time, in terms of his mastery of government and his ideas of reform and modernizing government via the ever-changing world of technology.  He brought in an era of reform among the ranks of government.  Most people may or may not remember his Reinventing Government initiative, it was a program that worked, it was the result of Al Gores hard work and his experience in congress. Yet what was with the crowd that insisted  Gore and Bush were essentially the same, and why are they doing it again after all they should have learned from the Bush fiasco Presidency.  We can safely say there would have been no Iraq War if Al Gore had been President during 9-11. And yet here we are, discussing one more time how awful times a million the President is and his supporters are soooo stupid to ruin his chances like this, by supporting him, err or something.  It has now reached the crazy stage, in fact since Hamsher and that other crazy irrelevant guy Pat Cadell are actively working to make sure this President isn’t reelected, how liberal could either one really be? Yes, we know the answer, not liberal.   These shoddy analysis are pushed by the media.  They rely on manufactured controversy to get better ratings, and that is their only goal. The problem with the “primary Obama”  as led by Baby Jane is they seem impervious to facts, they seem unable to understand party politics, they just hope that the President will be in a primary race. That isn’t going to happen and if anyone thinks it will it is because they actually have their head planted firmly in the sand.  The Party has her candidate and it will not be Alan Grayson or Dennis Kucinich.  It is time to accept this fact and move on.   I am hoping we won’t let a faction of “the always pissed off crowd” disrupt this election.  I don’t know if they have the power to do so, but they certainly believe they have the power to do so.

Baby Jane Hamsher seems no different from Ralph Nader, she is a professional gadfly. She is a woman scorned no doubt about it,  I believe the blogger Eclectablog that he was sent an email from one of her employees basically saying she is going to crush him, and keep him from getting paid writing gigs on the internet..it is kind of comical in a sad sort of way. Does anyone really have that kind of power on the internet? I mean this isn’t William Randolf Hearsts era anymore, so the email comes off as ridiculous. I am not convinced anyone has that kind of power to crush a voice on the interwebzzz. How can anyone take her seriously after this kind of behavior? The over-the-top anger seems so like TBag in its apparent irrationality. And this draws us right back to the Baby Jane Hudson metaphor; Baby Jane Hudson, a former child star whose light went out long ago, her one and only goal in life was to become relevant again, one more time, this time she wouldn’t blow her chance, except that she did, because she always blows her chances.

What I don’t get is the end game, because certainly if they help sweep in more Republicans, progressivism will be even further from the doorstep of American politics. Because my instinct tells me that if you really are progressive you would want to prevent a Republican from being President, because in this day and age they simply have proven to be a threat to America. I mean hell, they are willing to play chicken with the economy, i.e. debt ceiling fiasco.  Republicans are holding a gun to their own heads and ours by their willingness to take the entire nation down in order to win a Presidential election, which is surreal and might I add unpatriotic!   And shouldn’t we be rallying people around this fact rather than fighting over whether or not there will be a primary challenger for this President?  (There will be no primary… it just isn’t going to happen).

Personally, I wish the war between progressives would end, ugh it is sooo tiring, and boring as the same issues are rehashed over and over again with no solutions in sight.   Baby Jane is relegating herself to obscurity, by her own actions, and for what? Just to be a contrarian, a gadfly, a rabble-rouser?  She never does explain why we are dumb mfers?  Nor does she adequately explain how supporting the President is really hurting his chances, is it opposite day and no one told me?  Well we will never truly be able to understand Baby Jane’s motives but I think they have more to do with making money rather than any real political agenda, she is just doing it the Rush Limbaugh/Scientology way, by building a base of fanatic followers who don’t ever think for themselves. Yikes what  way to make money.


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  2. They don’t care about electing progressives. They care about ad revenue. And President Bachmann would be good for ad revenue. At least until her death squads came in the middle of the night….

    • Yes this is the thing, they don’t really care about electing anyone, they care about revenue and yes a President Bachmann would be so good for building a media empire. The thing is they’ve co-opted the progressive mantle, as they literally are not progressive at all, if they were they would really care about working hard for change, and they do not, they work hard to get more money. While duping people who think they are progressive into giving them money. Sigh, how very lame indeed.
      Thanks for stopping by! I will not be following you on twitter.

  3. Great job Teresa. Indeed, they are in it for fame and money. I think Baby Jane and Adam are power hungry obsessives. You know the my way or no way. There definitely is a problem in terms of their sense of self and and her insistence that we are dumb and they are brilliant.

    Needless to say, but I will, I believe the bundle of money that Obama brought in for the second quarter stripped all reason away from them. I think they truly felt they were turning democrats against Obama. (Why wouldn’t them? Everything they say and do is reported upon). Their superior sense of self has been wounded.

    Adam is a money whore, he is selling his soul, and Jane she has never gotten over the primary in 2008. I see that Taylor Marsh still has a website that does nothing but bash PBO.

    Anyway, Thank you. I will get to the other piece. xo

    • Thanks Dorothy! I do appreciate all your support. I think you are right though I think they are mad they were not able to stop the President from raising money. They really believe they have that much power, which is more than crazy if you ask me.
      Other than that she is just projecting, they seem to believe they have power over the blogosphere as evidenced by the threats against eclectablog, “you’ll never have lunch in this town again” hahahahaha, but it has also become comical, because she certainly thinks very highly of herself doesn’t she!

  4. The real question I have for those who demand a “true” liberal (true Scotsman, perhaps?) is that someone like Kucinich couldn’t get elected statewide in his own state of Ohio, let alone nationwide.

    It’s the whole Nirvana fallacy again – that there’s somehow a perfect alternative, so imperfect reality must somehow yield.

    There isn’t.

    There won’t be.

    More questions for the emo-progressives:

    Not getting enough on your pet issue? Do you give a damn about someone else’s?

    Does it not occur to you that ending DADT legislatively rather than by executive order gives it more permanence than something that could be overturned by a President someone-else on January 21, 2017?

    Is it so difficult to accept that the proper place for any potential trial of the Bush/Cheney crowd for crimes might be The Hague? Or that letting the ICC take things on might be one of the best steps we as a nation could make toward worldwide respect for international law?

    And who really believ4es Bradley BabyJesus Manning is the answer to anything other than a Jeopardy trivia question ten years out anyway?

    President Obama is going to be reelected. It’s not a lead-pipe cinch but that’s the way the odds are now. Let’s start looking at the (literal and figurative) bench – and nobody, but nobody, had better forget the downticket races this time out. Remember Wisconsin, and Michigan, and Ohio, and everyplace else the right-wing lunatics are seeming to gain ground.

    Hamsher (and her ideological Libertarian fellow-traveler, Glenn Greenwald) are working against everything we hold to be of value.

    They can not win.

    We do right by the country, and they won’t.

    • I can’t believe you were banned for calling Mitten’s weird, anyone who ties their dog to the roof of their car when going on family trips is weird!!!
      I don’t get why they are organizing the “anything but Obama” mutiny, given all that we know about 2000 – 2008, and everything that happened, how could there ever be a justification for supporting Republicans… ugh..
      Thanks for the link, I am going to read that.

  5. TK Teresa! Yeah FDL has long since jumped the shark. Jane herself actually threatened primaries for anyone who voted for AFA back in 2010 beause it had no public option. Meanwhile 32 million Americans are now covered…

    In fact the other day Obama got a new thing in AFA-now women who need birth control don’t need a co-pay. Yet Jane thought we should follow the GOP talking points and go back to the beginning as supposedly ACA was irreedemable.

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