Any minute now, Weeper of the House John Boehner (above) will break into tears over President Obama’s insistence on keeping his campaign promises — successful campaign promises, by the way — regarding fiscal policy.


Ezra Klein offers THIS SLANT on the situation:


Republicans are frustrated at the new Obama they’re facing: The Obama who refuses to negotiate with himself.


That’s what you’re really seeing in this “proposal.” Previously, Obama’s pattern had been to offer plans that roughly tracked where he thought the compromise should end up. The White House’s belief was that by being solicitous in their policy proposals, they ...

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Any minute now, Weeper of the House John Boehner (above) will break into tears over President Obama’s insistence on keeping his campaign promises — successful campaign promises, by the way — regarding fiscal policy.

Ezra Klein offers THIS SLANT on the situation:

Republicans are frustrated at the new Obama they’re facing: The Obama who refuses to negotiate with himself.

That’s what you’re really seeing in this “proposal.” Previously, Obama’s pattern had been to offer plans that roughly tracked where he thought the compromise should end up. The White House’s belief was that by being solicitous in their policy proposals, they ...

Read more