Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Nervous Democrats say President Obama must be bolder on economy" (with video)

Karen Tumulty and Peter Wallsten (WaPo), with video (02:20) from AP:
With President Obama’s reelection on the line, Democrats are increasingly anxious about what they see as his failure to advance a coherent and muscular strategy for addressing the nation’s economic ills.

Growing numbers of Obama’s allies, beyond the liberal activists who have expressed disappointment in the past, contend that he has trimmed his sails too much since the party’s electoral defeats last fall. This sentiment has sharpened in the wake of the negotiations over the debt ceiling, when the president accepted Republican demands for spending cuts without obtaining guarantees of tax revenue increases, which he said were necessary for a “balanced approach.” MORE...
H/t to Greg Sargent.

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