President Obama is pressing congressional leaders to consider a far-reaching debt-reduction plan that would force Democrats to accept major changes to Social Security and Medicare in exchange for Republican support for fresh tax revenue.
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All politics with almost no economic analysis to evaluate whether any of the posturing supports rational policy.
Posing as a traitor to your base in order to try to lure the regressives to look like traitors to their base seems like a baseless strategy. The regressives tried to paint Obama as a dangerous liberal, and it turns out he is a worse repugnantcon than even Clinton.