This is a critical moment for the country. From the faltering economy to the burdensome deficit to our foreign policy struggles, America is suffering a widespread sense of crisis and anxiety about the future. Under these circumstances, Obama has the opportunity to seize the high ground and the imagination of the nation once again, and to galvanize the public for the hard decisions that must be made. The only way he can do so, though, is by putting national interests ahead of personal or political ones.
To that end, we believe Obama should announce immediately that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2012.
Because the Movement totally respects unilateral capitulation to build ‘compromise.’ How is it that Schoen and Caddell live comfortably and get laurels for this nonsense? Instead of say facing unemployment, foreclosure, struggling with rapacious medical bill collectors like so many millions of Americans? Life indeed is not fair.
Let’s face it: ‘serious’ Democrats are now debating only precisely how much of the New Deal to give up to Jim DeMint. Harsh? Consider Kevin Drum’s insightful breakdown of what’s really in the so-called chairman’s mark of the Deficit Reduction Commission. When examined carefully, as seen in Drum’s chart below, the draft’s Norquistian roots are unmistakable. Drum’s blog linked above is a solid analysis. So far, Drum’s clarity does not seem widely shared among Democrats.
Perhaps the Democrats’ destiny is to be the feeble catalyst for the Movement’s tearing asunder the American social fabric. We share readers’ comments here that returning the current Democrats to majorities in 2012 offers little hope. Even with a primary challenge.
Still, one thing is clear. Urging a lame(r) duck Boy King administration is unbelievably idiotic. It’s like these people are chugging ‘Four Loko of Stupid’ six packs.