Democrats are reportedly playing word games to spin President Obama's offer of Social Security benefit reductions in return for Republican agreement on closing a few tax loopholes in the debt-ceiling budget negotiations. But while the White House has tried to portray the GOP as stubbornly intractable right-wing extremists beholden to the ultra-rich, the real problem is that Obama has limited room for maneuver because of serious problems with his own left-wing supporters. MoveOn.org is now threatening to boycott the president's re-election campaign:
In my column this morning about Monday's stomping incident in Kentucky, I said "the whole story of this incident has not yet been told." A bit more of the story came out today when Red State posted video that shows what happened before the now-notorious stomping. The video shows MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle lunging toward Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul's vehicle, thrusting her sign through the vehicle's open window.
Red State is quick to say, "You don't stomp on a person's head." Indeed. But as Red State also says, "the idea that Valle was the victim of an angry mob . . . is demonstrably false. . . . She claims to have been an innocent bystander. She clearly was not."
Left-wing rage over Georgia Rep. John Barrow's vote against ObamaCare has reportedly prompted the powerful MoveOn.org political action committee to target him for defeat in this year's Democratic primary.
Barrow was among those "Blue Dog" Democrats slammed last summer by MoveOn.org radio ads that said when he "recently had a chance to help fix our health care crisis . . . [he] sided with the special interests and insurance companies." Sources in Georgia tell the American Spectator that MoveOn.org's PAC has already purchased time on Savannah stations for more anti-Barrow ads.