The President’s proposals must be pretty good. I went to Firedoglake to find out in what ways I should be disappointed, and instead I found David Dayen admitting it doesn’t suck as much as he expected it to.
The money line:
“Either we have to ask the wealthy to pay their fair share, or we have to ask seniors to pay more for medicare, or gut education,” he continued. “This is not class warfare. It’s Math.”
Ooo, take that, Frank Luntz.
The President also vows to veto any deficit reduction bill that does not include tax increases. HOO-yah.
Best of all, Hillary Clinton’s former “strategist” Mark Penn hates it.
Barack Obama is careening down the wrong path towards re-election.
He should be working as a president, not a candidate.
He should be claiming the vital center, not abandoning it.
He should be holding down taxes rather than raising them.
He should be mastering the global economy, not running away from it.
And most of all, he should be bringing the country together rather than dividing it through class warfare.
Really, this is almost as good a predictor of success as being trashed by William Kristol. Four more years! See also Steve Benen.