Saturday, July 2, 2011
Kind of slow in here so I thought I would stir the pot with this op-ed by Michelle Goldberg from The Daily Beast in regard to Halperin's recent offensive remark about Obama. I was particularly taken by her summation of the Grand Old Party,
Today’s GOP is a congeries of Birchers, fundamentalists, nativists, and gold bugs that considers longtime conservatives like Bob Bennett and Orrin Hatch unacceptably left-wing. Right now, it is playing a game of chicken with all of our financial futures, counting on the widespread fear that it really is crazy enough to unleash financial Armageddon, and the knowledge that the Democrats are not.
Pretty much hits the nail on the head. I would like to think that Obama now realizes there is no middle way with the current Republicans in Congress, and that he has to take his message public, especially since he is bidding for a second term. I thought his speech was a good starting point. No more backroom deals.