Monday, October 18, 2010

"Obama draws the wrong lesson from his woes"

Joan Walsh:
Daschle advises the president to reach across the aisle. "The lessons of the last two years are going to be critical," he told Baker. "The key word is 'inclusion.' He’s got to find ways to be inclusive." Really? Is Daschle suggesting that the politically worthless summer of 2009, when the bipartisan Gang of Six, led by Max Baucus and undermined by Chuck Grassley, paralyzed the healthcare reform process, wasn't enough inclusion?

Thankfully, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell tells Baker he disagrees, and advises Obama: "Don’t care so much about bipartisanship if the Republicans continue to refuse to cooperate. Do what you have to do. Fight back." MORE...

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