So Obama is not speaking at the liberal Netroots conference, but he's sending a representative from the Obama Administration.
Obama is sending a Republican.
Gawd. I don't recall ever seeing a president show such disdain for his base. This must be some more of that famed 11-Dimensional Chess that Obama is known for. We're just too stupid to understand how he will one day win the hearts and minds of lefties by wooing Republicans.
Obama was happy to speak at the liberal conference back when he was a mere candidate, but ever since he rose to power, he's acted like liberals are lepers:
. . House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) are scheduled to address the convention Saturday and take questions from the audience. Obama is not planning to speak to the conference. The lone administration official dispatched here is Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former congressman and the only Republican in Obama's Cabinet -- a fact that was not lost on attendees.
BTD: "Oh by the way, President Obama endorsed Lincoln too."
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