Telling Obama that you’ll cheer for him no matter what he does, that you’ll vest in him Blind Faith that anything he does is done with the purest of motives, ensures that he will continue to ignore you and your political interests.
I’ve mentioned in this space Black Agenda Report on a number of occasions. BAR has had no problem with criticizing Democrats in general and Obama in particular. In fact, what Greenwald said has been written over and over, most recently in this post:
Obama is held to no standard at all. He is free to do exactly as he pleases to black people, who are all too happy to go along with any treatment that he chooses to mete out.
As Greenwald points out, this is “warped authoritarianism,” and it is what brought us the Bush years. In his book, Conservatives Without a Conscience, John Dean lays out how the Republican Party tacked right. As I wrote a couple of years ago, these folks are more likely to follow authoritarian leaders.
If Democrats refuse to hold our “leaders” accountable, how does that make us different from Republicans?