The vent session is on in Minneapolis, as progressive bloggers and activists convene for the annual Netroots Nation conference.
Swayed by messages of hope and real political change in the 2008 campaign, many liberals in attendance expressed their deep disappointment with the Obama administration. A main topic of discussion being how they feel the president abandoned their liberal causes like gay marriage, the public option in health care form and extending Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, to name a few.
One panel discussion title says it all: “What to Do When Your President Is Just Not That Into You.”
Will the liberal base break up with Obama before 2012? The White House is doing everything they can to smooth things over.
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer got grilled today while taking part in a Q&A at the conference. His defense: yes, change has been slow and it hasn’t always been dramatic enough. But, it’s still better than a Republican in charge.
Tonight, we’ll be talking about the conference in depth with Lt. Dan Choi and Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.