[lbo-talk] “It provokes screams from the left”

Michael Pollak mpollak at panix.com
Wed Jul 27 13:22:04 PDT 2011

On Wed, 27 Jul 2011, Eric Beck wrote:

>> Laurence O'Donnell on MSNBC has been putting forward a theory about
>> Obama's plans here, which is premised on the idea that Obama thinks the
>> Republicans are so opposed to him, they'll reject anything he offers,
>> so he can make himself look "reasonable" and "bipartisan" by conceding
>> anything at all, without having to actually go through with it.
> I think this is exactly right. I think you have to accept that or accept
> that he really does want to cut MC and SS. Or actually you can accept
> both: he can make that offer because he wins either way.

I like the way Max Sawicky summed it up in a tweet:

<begin Maxtweet>

What a tragedy, the Republicans won't let the Democrats sell out, even when they beg for it. #SaveOurSecurity

<end Maxtweet>


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