Is there time for an Obama alternative?
If I could substitute Mark Warner for Barrack Obama I would do it in a heartbeat. Trouble is, there is no time.
The best Americans can do is back Obama strongly at the polls. Get a Congress to support him. Keep the pressure on to protect Middle Class interests and to keep Republican wolves from the door.
“Liberals hate the debt deal. So what?
In the 48 hours or so since the parameters of the compromise legislation to raise the debt ceiling went public, liberals have made quite clear their dissatisfaction with the deal.
Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver famously (infamously?) referred to it as a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich,” while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, predicted that the super committee created by the bill would ultimately be “protecting the interests of the wealthy and large corporations.”
Outside of Congress, reaction was even more damning for President Obama. “The President Surrenders” read the headline of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s piece on the deal; Krugman went on to describe it as a “disaster” and a “political catastrophe.”
And, in the most recent Washington Post/ABC News poll Obama had lost considerable altitude among liberals on his handling of the jobs issue.
Liberal anger and disappointment with the president is real. But will it have real political consequences heading into 2012?
The most obvious impact will come in fundraising, where virtually no one in the Democratic donor base — affluent (and liberal) individuals, trial lawyers, organized labor — is happy with the deal.”