PoliticoNothing bothers Los Angeles insurance lawyer Imani Gandy more than unfair criticisms of President Barack Obama, and when she saw Firedoglake blogger Jane Hamsher post a clip of herself on MSNBC late last year ripping Obama’s tax deal with the GOP, she had to tweet back.
“@JaneHamsher loves to edit clips to seem smart,” she wrote under her nom-de-tweet — @angryblacklady.
Gandy is one of a new breed of online activists in the Obama era. They call themselves “pragmatic progressives,” but they’re better known by their enemies’ derisive label: the Obamabots.
Under the mainstream radar and largely on Twitter, the Obamabots are waging a high-intensity guerrilla war against the liberal-leaning journalists and activists who have — as they see it — gone weak in the knees and abandoned the president in his time of need. As liberal pundits have swooned at Obama’s occasionally feisty rhetoric during recent weeks, the Obamabots were ready with an “I told you so.”