This narrative is a reflexive and easy one; it echoes the inanity of “Who Won The Day?” Politico-style analysis; it has turned political journalism into sports journalism; it avoids historical context in favor of constant cultural and political amnesia. It takes the mind of the American people as an etch-a-sketch, shaken anew every electoral cycle. It infects left and right.
Interesting article. I don’t know if I’d describe the proposed health care reforms as, “centrist healthcare reform.” I do think Obama is one of the most reasonable people in the game. But he is playing that game, for example jobs “saved” by the stimulus.
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