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