This is about to blow up in his face and when it does it also blows up in the party’s face and in his supporters faces. That seems to be something that Obama and his supporters just don’t get. His public humiliations are our public humiliations. And when he has a triumph (as he sees it) he either undersells it by failing to attack the Republicans and the wealthy and with a follow up karate chop to the neck or he spoils the whole fucking thing by going off on his own supporters for being too idealistic or too I don’t know what.
...but the fact of the matter is that Obama and the dems have lost the first round of tax issues and lots of us agree with Digby that the payroll tax holiday is very likely to be a time bomb that we can’t defuse later.
I doubt that things will get better economically and even if they do Obama has himself helped sow the seeds of future trouble by playing up the deficit, trying to find common ground with the republicans, and generally undercutting progressives and progressive values as “idealistic” and foolish and unrealistic and negative.
And its all so absurd. Just don’t insult your own voters. Just don’t do it. Whatever your personal feelings. It can never be a good idea.