So let’s say Obama’s people have correctly deduced that there’s no chance in hell of getting anything through Congress. They have two basic options. First, they could get on the teevee every day and say, “This is my plan to help. Republicans in Congress won’t pass it.” They could hold rallies in Maine. Allies could run ads. At least people would know who is for and who is against…and just what it was that people are for or against.
Option two is back off proposals you’ve previously made and have Axelrod get on the teevee and say, “there is some argument for additional spending in the short-run to continue to generate economic activity.”
There are still people who are defending Obama with that favored catch-all phrase, “What would you have him do?”
What I’d have him do is act like a goddamned leader for a change. Pick a side, our side, and STICK WITH IT. Stop splitting the difference on every goddamned thing, because SOME THINGS ARE JUST WRONG.