I has some serious issues with Paul Krugman during the campaign, and his seemingly irrational criticisms of Obama. I really was confused as to what Krugman was doing to damage the prospects of the far better (than HRC and certainly McCain) candidate—I am just now starting to realize what he might have been getting at...
The Professor weighs in on the stimulus package the Senate put together, and he takes another swing at Obama in the process.
Only now Obama deserves the beatdown, and if anything, Krugman is letting him off too easily.
How the Democrats can take sweeping victories in all possible races, and the most positive Presidential approval ratings ever and turn that into a mandate for a handful of phony-ass "Centrists" to screw the pooch is beyond me.
In his attempt to give this package the sheen of bipartisan support, Obama (thru the all-to-willing Reid) handed all the power over to DINO Ben Nelson and the two or three Republicans that might come across to support it.
In this all-to-typical capitulation process the Senate scrapped and slashed pretty much all of the good stuff in favor of tax cuts that won't do jack shit to stimulate the economy. The bulk of the Republicans will still vote against it, and when it fails they will hang it on Obama and the Dems.
He has seriously kneecapped his Administration three weeks into the first* term, and fucked the country over even worse.
I am beyond disappointed.
*First? How 'bout only? I'm not sure I'm crazy to think this could set up a Carter-like downfall.