There was a lot of delusion among progressives who convinced themselves, in the face of clear evidence to the contrary, that Obama was a strong champion of their values. He wasn’t and isn’t.
That doesn’t mean that there’s no difference between the parties, that everything would have been the same if McCain had won. But progressives are in the process of losing a big chance to change the narrative, and that’s largely because they have a leader who never had any inclination to do so.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
A Paul Over Obama
For the second straight day, Paul Krugman, on a day off from his NYT column, has taken to his blog at the paper's site to blast President Obama, following his announcement of a partial "spending freeze." The title? "Same As He Ever War." Krugman, the Nobel winning economist, had been a big supporter of much of Obama's economic plan (though a backer of Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primary season). Here's an excerpt: