That said, I find this post by Glenn Greenwald, arguing that President Obama's protestations of innocence are a little disingenuous.
. . . the idea that the White House did what it could to ensure the inclusion of progressive provisions -- or that they were powerless to do anything about it -- is absurd on its face. Whatever else is true, the overwhelming evidence points to exactly what Sen. Feingold said yesterday: "This bill appears to be legislation that the president wanted in the first place."I kind of agree, and find myself wondering what was possible if President Obama had gone to the mattress for what he claimed to support.