No more compromises?
One always wonders how much of it is temporary feel good rhetoric, but the optimist in me wants to believe, Obama is finally ready for real fight:
Obama's top political adviser David Axelrod said Tuesday that the administration was unwilling to break up the president’s $447 billion jobs plan if Republicans were only receptive to passing certain elements.And the pushback on the GOPers is surely sounding a bit more agressive. Speaking of last night's GOP clown show, a/k/a, the CNN Tea Party:
"We're not in a negotiation to break up the package. It's not an à la carte menu. It's a strategy to get this country moving,” Axelrod said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America."
"The thing they all seem to agree on is that we need to preserve those Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, corporate loopholes for the oil industry and roll back rules on Wall Street, which seems to be how we got into trouble in the first place," he alleged.On the bright side, as irritating as it was to see a "news org" legitimizing the most unhinged faction of our society by pairing up with the Tea Party to air the debate, they may have done us a favor with the exposure. Guessing it wasn't only the lefties who were appalled by the audience reaction last night. Polling this morning showing Obama regaining the lead in theoretical matchups between the front runners in the GOP clown car. One hopes this will encourage the White House to hold to a hard bright line in this fight.