You know, it really is a puzzle to me that people are so resistant to the fact that Obama is trying to deal away Social Security and Medicare. And make no mistake about it: Once a Democratic president makes a deal, that protective political wall around the crown jewels of Democratic policy goes away.
It’s not a big secret. I talk to lots of D.C. staffers — they know it, everyone knows it. It’s been discussed openly for the past two years. Everyone seems to understand this except the public and most of the press. No, I take it back. The press knows. They don’t talk about it because they approve.