Drew Westen's Nonsense

There are some strong criticisms to be made of the Obama administration from the left, especially concerning Obama's passive response to the debt ceiling hostage crisis, and his frightening willingness to give away the store to John Boehner. I've made many of these criticisms myself. But Drew Westen's lengthy, attention-grabbing Sunday New York Times op-ed is not a strong criticism. It's a parody of liberal fantasizing. Full Story »

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Mike Carlson
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by Mike Carlson - Aug. 10, 2011

Mr. Chait's criticisms of Mr. Westen's criticisms of President Obama support the key premise of Mr. Westen's article -- President Obama has NOT used the bully pulpit of the US Presidency to lead the country out of the Great Recession. Mr. Westen's article may have "mistakes" but those misconcemtptions are held by a majority of those in the US & are evidence of the failure of the Whitehouse to sell its agenda.

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