Hullabaloo blogger's bottom line: what's really bad about Obama's anti-liberal policies is that he might lose the 2012 election
Or to paraphrase the old Catskills joke: The Obama presidency is terrible... and such small portions!
As an activist on the ground, I can see firsthand how dispirited many of our core volunteers are at this stage. How long can the Democratic Party run headlong from its base even as Republicans eagerly rush to embrace theirs, before the liberal base gives up and goes home even if it means Michele Bachmann in the White House? It seems the President and his advisers are willing to test those limits. Time will tell if it blows up in their faces in 2012, or if they are vindicated.
Also at the link, look at brooklynbadboy's pretzel-logic theory that's the toast of Kos and DU right now. Ours isn't to vote our values and interests, ours is to be pawns in Obama's brilliant 11-dimensional game, in some bizarro-world "make me do it" scenario.
If the presidents gets his big deal, he expects you, the Democrats, to be upset about it. Not cheering it. When and if he strikes a deal to cut Social Security, which has nothing to do with the deficit at all, which he himself says he is willing to do, he doesn't expect you to respond by saying "GO OBAMA! CUT MY SOCIAL SECURITY! HOORAY!" He expects you to be plenty pissed about the Grand Bargain. He expects you to respond with HEAT.
Don't take my word for it. Listen to the man himself. My message is "no need to worry, sir. I'm already there."
Update: upon re-reading, I think that brooklynbadboy's post is snark. Unless I'm missing some double-meta subtlety, I think that thereisnospoon presented it in earnest as an arguably sound theory.