Another great quote and something a lot of us on the left have been saying all along:
“It’s time for the president to get his hands dirty,” Representative Anthony Weiner, Democrat of New York, said in a statement this week. “Some of us have compromised our compromised compromise. We need the president to stand up for the values our party shares.”
I remember way back to the Bush years. I’m talking like a whopping 2-3 years ago. When President Bush wanted something done he pushed for it. He would hold press conferences urging Congress to stand with his position, and that was a man with much less political capital and popularity than President Obama.
Obama has proved one thing that scared me and a bunch of other progressives during the campaign – he is too much a pacifist. When you’re dealing with a bunch of self-fulfilling Senators you need a real fighter out there, and sadly we are lacking that.