It was a sight to behold. President Barack Obama reverses himself on his promise to release interrogation (now redefined as "torture") photos and the entire leftwing blogosphere erupts in an explosion of anger. It was so bad that Cenk Uygur, the leftwing host of The Young Turks radio show, claimed that Obama was cowed into caving in to Dick Cheney as you can see in his Daily Kos post:
This is an unbelievable moment. Dick Cheney's PR offensive over the last month actually worked. Barack Obama just crumbled and will follow Cheney's command to not release the new set of detainee abuse pictures.
...And to add insult to injury, we have to reconcile ourselves to the fact that Dick Cheney still runs DC no matter how unpopular and despicable he is. He still has the Democrats eating out of his hand. Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic.
The disgust of Uygur with Obama was matched by that of the Kossacks as you can see in the comments section below his post. They run the gamut from mad to sad with many being inadvertently hilarious:
A hollow shell of a presidency. a stab in the back for progressive ideas and ideals.
Complicit, spineless Democratic leaders will have no more ratching up the rhetoric on torture, leaving the task of bringing the US to justice to others, like the World Court and Spain.
It's just gonna make Obama look weak, stupid, and totally in cahoots with the WAR CRIMINALS who committed and who authorized such dreadful things.
These are war crimes and Obama is participating in them by enabling them to be covered up.
The Kossack outrage with Obama also inspired this all-caps outburst of frustration:
G O D D A M I T P R E S I D E N T O B A M A ! ! ! ! ! !
WHEN I VOTED FOR YOU I DIDN'T SIGN UP FOR THIS SH*T. YOU'RE A CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR. YOU TOUTED YOUR DEVOTION TO JUSTICE. YOU GOT ALL OUTRAGED OVER TORTURE. NOW LOOK AT YOU WITH YOUR LAME ASSED EXCUSE THAT IT MIGHT INFLAME THE ISLAMIC WORLD TO SEE MORE TORTURE PICTURES.
NEWS FLASH: THAT HORSE IS OUT OF THE BARN !!! WITH THIS DECISION YOU LOOK WEAK TO THE ISLAMIC WORLD !!!
YOU'D BETTER GET YOUR HEAD STRAIGHT AND RETURN TO LIVIN IT FROM YOUR GUT, OR YOU'RE GOING TO WAKE UP IN THAT BIG HOUSE AND REALIZE THAT THE WAVE THAT GOT YOU THERE HAS CRASHED !!!
Finally, the ultimate act of disillusionment with Obama:
removed my obama bumper sticker today. he is a false hope in the most central basic sense.
However, as bizarre as the responses in the Daily Kos, they are nothing compared to what was posted on the Democratic Underground thread on the same topic. Be warned that the DUer responses enter the realm of the mentally unbalanced so their responses are quite overboard including an unhealthy fixation on perversion:
the guys who shoved plastic flashlights up little boys rectums(until they screamed) are dancing for joy
Child sodomy child pornography
My personal theory is that some of the photos show. Pelosi & Reid on a Gitmo field trip, using cattle prods on detainees.
When pictures come out of children being sodomized in front of women, as is rumored, all hell is going to break loose.
Little boys screaming in agony as their anuses and rectums are savaged by CIA beasts
Yes, you will need to shower after reading the clinically insane outbursts above but it is important for rational folks to see just how unbalanced the left has become. Of course, the DUers are just as angry with Obama as the Kossacks as you can see below:
OMG, as each day goes by, I see that I HAVE ONCE AGAIN been DUPED!! I've HAD IT!!
Obama is enabling the "war crimes" of the previous Administration. I DIDN'T VOTE FOR THAT ... I VOTED FOR TRANSPARENCY!
f--- you, you stinking fake "consitutional scholar" and war criminal.
I want my campaign contributions back.
I will never vote for that f---ing fraud again.
From now on, when that charlatan is on the tube, I will do what I did with * and the rest of the monsters--reach for the remote as quickly as I can. I will not believe anything that comes out of his mouth.
Finally there is this post which must have come from somebody who has seen the new Star Trek movie a few times too many:
Hope? Nope. Just Rope-a-Dope. And we are the dopes. Hear that? That's the sonic boom created by the sudden and synchronous collapse of the optimism and hopeful enthusiasm surrounding millions reform minded democrats. It was caused by a massive and instantaneous right shift in the Obama space-time continuum trapping us in a changeless state of being for at least another 4 years. Such strong gravity fields are even pulling in dense unmovable planets like Specterus Uranus.
These were just a few of the unbalanced responses from the left over Obama's photo release reversal. A more complete compendium of leftwing rantings on this topic can be seen at the DUmmie FUnnies.