21 August 2009

"I want a hamburger. No, cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake. I want potato chips --"

Hit & Run | Peter Suderman | Progressives Betrayed?:

Meanwhile, I wonder: What did progressives expect?

That Obama could simply roll into Washington and ignore the myriad forces arrayed against a liberal agenda? That conservatives, Republicans, moderate Democrats, and interested industry groups would simply go away or shut up? That Obama, through force of will and liberal coolness, could use his awesome rhetorical ju-jujitsu skills to flip the opposition and defeat nutty right-wingers and conservative politicians forever?
Yes, that's exactly what many of them expected. Plus a pony.

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