Monday, November 15, 2010

Krugman: Obama Still Not A Fighter

Quote of the Day

[T]he main reason Mr. Obama finds himself in this situation is that two years ago he was not, in fact, prepared to deal with the world as he was going to find it. And it seems as if he still isn’t. . . [T]he real question was whether Mr. Obama could change his tune when he ran into the partisan firestorm everyone who remembered the 1990s knew was coming. He could do uplift — but could he fight? So far the answer has been no.

It's also true that Obama sold his post-partisan campaign crap on the premise that the Clintons caused the partisan warfare of the 1990s. Little wonder he is so unprepared for the "partisan firestorm" that everyone except Obama and the very young knew was coming. Shorter version: Pay no attention to Obama's denials. Like Axelrod said, Obama will cave on the Bush tax cuts.

The Sky Will Open

"Maybe I've just lived a little long, but I have no illusions about how hard this is going to be."
-- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2008

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