Oct 5, 2009

Obama May Regret 'High-handed' Scorn of Progressives

As the GOP continues its mission of spite and opposition to President Obama, it seems less than productive for Obama and his aides to assume what Joe Conason calls a "scornful and high-handed attitude toward the progressive wing of their own party."

To take Wisconsin as an example, Obama did not win the Democratic primary by 17 points and the general election by 14 points so that Obama could refuse to renounce and end the foreign and domestic policies of George W. Bush.

As we have said in these pages, the historic victory last year was celebrated as a triumph for the politics of peace and justice of Robert Kennedy in 1968, and not the pandering of Sen. Hubert Humphrey.

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