Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWATCH LIVE: Obama speaks at African American Museum opening Obama talks racial tension at African-American museum opening Trump in 2011: Clintons ‘have done so much’ for blacks MORE's move toward the center in the general election has his staunch online supporters disappointed. His defense of his patriotism has yet to win over his conservative blogging critics, already outraged by retired Gen. Wes Clark's (D-Ark.) questioning of John McCainJohn McCainSenate rivals gear up for debates McCain opponent releases new ad hitting his record Why is the election so close? Experts say it's all in your head MORE's military service. And both Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidBlack Caucus demands Flint funding from GOP Report: Intelligence officials probing Trump adviser's ties to Russia White House preps agencies for possible shutdown MORE (D-Nev.) and House Democrats take heat from Republicans for stances on two recent topics to come before Congress, energy sources and foreign surveillance, bloggers on both sides write.

Because Obama is "cross" at Clark for raising questions about the pertinence of McCain's military service to the White House race and at, kos has decided not to give the max donation to Obama's campaign this fundraising quarter. Obama should talk more about healthcare and workers' rights, which have been liberal causes, instead of adopting the right's messages about the "dignity of work" in his new television ad, writes MyDD's Todd Beeton. The Netroots online movement may become even less enthusiastic about Obama after he criticized's "General Betray Us" ad in his speech Monday defending his patriotism, writes RedState's Pejman Yousefzadeh.

Obama and Democrats don't understand that their candidate's real problem with patriotism is that he's trying to remake the United States, a country that is already inherently "good," writes Jonah Goldberg at The Corner. Efforts to debunk those smearing Obama's patriotism are one thing, but they go too far when they dismiss Obama