I disagree with many of the writer’s comments and conclusions, but his central premise struck a chord with me about the implied central question: Is Obama’s ‘handling’ of Republican obstinacy and obstructionism – what has often been called ‘caving’ – actually informed more by his black experience than we have previously considered? Continue reading
For the last couple of days, President Obama has been defending his deal with Republican Congressional leaders on the tax cuts. After taking a lot of heat from the media, the blogosphere and elsewhere (little if any of that criticism from the right), he’s been complaining about criticism from his own base. That is to say, the people who worked for him, donated to him, voted for him, and have continually defended him over the past 3-4 years from the earliest stages of his candidacy to the present.
I wish to say this to President Obama: Continue reading