If Eric Alterman sees this, he’ll spill coffee all over his Yes We Can mousepad.
It may be that you believe that trading off $120 billion in retained income for the Rich is worth persuading the Republicans to support $18 billion for an extension of unemployment benefits to people out of work. With your Party controlling both the White House and the Congress until January 1, 2011, that is a remarkable definition of political, moral and strategic weakness that will signal even greater capitulations to the Republicans during the next two years.
Remember McGregor Burns’ distinction between a transformational leader and a transactional leader.
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