Why is the left the enemy? Why do Obama and the Administration keep telling Democrats to simmer down instead of waging an all out war against Republicans who refuse to budge on tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent? A good PR/communications strategy would have gone a long way here. Instead we get “Trust me. I know what I’m doing.” after the fact. Unacceptable.
John King just said on CNN that Obama’s tax cut capitulation is like his caving on the public option all over again. Gergen said the same thing: “He got the bill but lost the argument.”
Gloria Borger, on the other hand, seems to like the blame the base game. My response? Obama’s not being weakened by his left flank, Gloria. He’s being weakened by himself.