Compliments Obama administration strategy while remaining strongly critical of Democrats' budget proposal. At the same time, it provides a compelling portrait of potential factions with the Republican party. The summary of the Ryan-authored Republican budget is one-sided, but that's fair game in an opinion piece.
This article makes me wonder if Obama is trading poltical victories for the good of the country. It sure feels like he's doing that.
I mean with victories like this, who needs losses (said with sarcasm).
On the other hand, maybe this is a very very very dangerous game of chicken being played to divide the Republicans.
“What made this [politically out maneuvering Republicans] possible was Obama’s willingness to betray progressives in Congress even before the budget conflict ...