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 »

Posted by Subramanya Sastry - via Real Clear Politics, Memeorandum, George Moga (t), Joey Baker (t), Johan Jessen (t)
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Posted by: Posted by Subramanya Sastry - Aug 8, 2011 - 9:01 AM PDT
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Aug 8, 2011 - 4:18 PM PDT
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by Fabrice Florin - Aug. 8, 2011

Informative counterpoint to Drew Westen's New York Times op-ed about alleged failures of Obama's bipartisan approach. This thoughtful article from Jonathan Chait debunks many of Westen's assertions, and helps put his criticism into perspective.

If found this article very helpful, as Westen's op-ed was so persuasive that I was starting to fall for it. Thanks, Subbu, for posting both articles!

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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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by Subhash Kashyap - Aug. 9, 2011

I think you're looking for the top-down messaging coming out of a united front of Obama-Pelosi-Reid meeting twice weekly in the White House.

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