What Obama has offered — and Republicans have refused to accept — is a deal in which less than 20 percent of the deficit reduction comes from new revenues. This puts him slightly to the right of the average Republican voter.Um, what are these concessions Obama is extraordinarily eager to make? He has no plan yet. Could you be a little more specific?
So we learn two things. First, Obama is extraordinarily eager to make concessions. Second, Republicans are incredibly unwilling to take yes for an answer — something for which progressives should be grateful.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Krugman: 'Obama, Moderate Republican'
Just a moderate Republican, Professor? I thought he was more Reagan-esque these days.