Thursday, January 29, 2009

Worth Reading

A blog post by Steve Benen at The Washington Monthly, on the idea that Obama is governing badly because Republicans voted en masse against the stimulus plan. Some commentators are berating Obama for not compromising enough (although he did meet with Republicans and he did include several of their suggestions (or demands if you will)).
I'm trying to wrap my head around Halperin's logic here. By his reasoning, the only appropriate thing for Obama to do was let Republicans -- who failed at governing, and who've been rejected by voters -- shape the bill, addressing the crisis they helped create. If the far-right House GOP caucus was unsatisfied, it was Obama's responsibility to make them happy. Why? Because Mark Halperin says so.
Yeah - that's not really very logical.

1 comment:

Bryant said...

The waitress he was handsome
He wore a powder blue cape
I ordered some suzette, I said
"Could you please make that crepe"