W.H. aide blasts bloggers: 'Take off their pajamas'

Liberal bloggers are up in arms over a reported jab from a White House adviser.

The uproar began this weekend when NBC's John Harwood, after reporting on a gay rights march in Washington, relayed a dismissive quote from an anonymous administration official.

"And for a sign of how seriously the White House does or doesn't take this opposition one adviser told me today those bloggers need to take off their pajamas, get dressed and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult," Harwood said.

Though the quote seemed to refer to the "internet left" in general, many bloggers are taking the quote as an affront to the gay activists, who are already angry with the president for not pushing hard enough for LGBT issues.

Speaking to the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday, Obama pledged to repeal the ban on gays in the military and push to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, two issues where gay activists think the administration has dragged its feet.

"I wonder how the Human Rights Campaign is going to explain how the White House just knifed our community less than 24 hours after he went to their dinner and claimed he was our friend," wrote AMERICAblog's John Aravosis.

For more response from liberal bloggers, see Pam's House Blend and Firedoglake. Political Animal's Steve Benen is upset but more willing to give the White House the benefit of the doubt.

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