I’m going to outsource this to Digby (boldface mine):
Many of the mainstream pundits who eye-rolled and tut-tutted bloggers and activists for failing to understand the ways of the world are now commonly recycling ideas we were discussing half a decade ago…
I won’t even mention those who spilled gallons of ink deriding liberal bloggers for being radical partisans just a few years back who are now lauded as oracles for their columns writing exactly what those liberal radicals were writing at the time.
I guess this is one of those times to remind yourself that nobody is ever rewarded for being the first to be right. I certainly won’t hold my breath waiting for an apology. In the end it’s a good thing. Still you have to wonder what might have happened if the mainstream media and the liberal establishment had paid closer attention before it got to this point. We were running around with our hair on fire and they told us hippies to go take a shower and get a haircut.
Like Digby said, it’s not about getting credit–that doesn’t bother me. But the mistakes and inattention have had real consequences–awful, if not disastrous ones. And this was not only predictable, it was predicted.
And the congregation responds: This is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things.