Carpetbagger was writing about how Rove is now furiously spinning the positive economic news, in a futile hope of convincing people that Obama's policies aren't to blame for the recovery. So progressives had no choice other than to spin furiously, in order to find some way of showing how this is bad news for Obama and Democrats, who are too weak to ever fight back.
Here are some highlights from the comments section:
"It may be sad, but it's also dangerous. Unfortunately most American sheeple accept the spin as fact."And mind you, these weren't random quotes I cherrypicked. These were from the first five comments on a post which had a positive message for Democrats. It's all about how stupid Americans are and how sucky Democrats are for not being able to convince them of anything, even though polls continually show that people support Obama and his policies, and still remember that Bush was to blame for our economic woes.
"But guess what? Doing this kind of thing works. When's the last time you saw Congressional Dems "laying the groundwork" or engaging in "preventive rhetoric" months in advance of a goal they wanted to work toward?"
"Obama gave the American public too much credit for being smart, he knew his policy would bring the economy back from the edge, and thought the masses would see this. That was his mistake - having faith in the American people, it is a sad fact that they would rather accept a lie than the truth."
"Democrats need to educate voters so fewer ignorant folks vote for the GOP."
I agree - preemptive spin is needed. Obama seems to be taking it up. Rachel Maddow is too. How to spread the word is the problem - but the Dems seem incapable of propaganda.
And that's the thing: Republicans did this in the 90's, when they tried to give credit for Clinton's economy to Bush Sr. And they did it in the 2000's when they tried to blame Clinton for Bush's economy. And they're doing it now. The only thing is: It didn't work then and it's not working now. People credit Clinton for the good and blame Bush for both recessions he caused, and the only people who don't realize that are conservtaives and the progressives who insist that Democrats are weak and always lose.
And so they see good news from a liberal blogger and immediately have to pee on everyone's parade. Not because they're too blind to understand poll results, but because it damages their egos to realize that their naysaying input is no longer needed. In a world where a moderate-liberal black man can become president, these people need a Karl Rove to foil our victories.