Obama’s budget and the put-up-or-shut-up challenge


“The Beltway said Obama needed to reach out to Republicans, so he reached out to Republicans. The Beltway said Obama needed to schmooze Republicans in a more personal way, so he did that, too. The Beltway said Obama needed to be willing to alienate his own supporters, and the president’s base has been duly outraged. The Beltway said Obama needed to put Medicare and Social Security on the table, and they’re on the table.

Will pundits who continue to blame “both sides” for partisan gridlock look ridiculous in the coming months? I sure as hell hope so.”

The Maddow Blog’s Steven Benen

Obama’s budget and the put-up-or-shut-up challenge.

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~ by wastedlife40 on April 10, 2013.

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