President Obama needs to start acting like a Democrat by not caving for a second time and allowing the Bush-era tax rates on the wealthy to expire, according to a founding member of the House Progressive Caucus.Heck, at this point I'd prefer he act like Bill Clinton, who in hindsight almost seems like a rightwinger next to this current abomination. How out of touch with reality is DeFazio?
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said he and other liberal Democrats are hoping to apply enough pressure on Obama to make him “act like a Democrat.”
He also said the last Democratic-controlled Congress made a mistake in not pushing Obama more.Pretty soon some of these extremist Democrats will start questioning where Obama was born or will be goofing on all the golf he's playing.
“Well in my opinion that’s what the House did wrong in the last Congress and in part why we lost is we never pushed back no matter how wrong he was or how off-base he was, we never pushed back,” he said.