NYT: ‘Taking on critics, Obama sets aside talk of unity’
I never thought I’d feel good about “set[ting] aside talk of unity,” but this is hopeful.
This could be called a “reality check” tour.
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, decried what he called a “myopic viewpoint in Washington,” disconnected from the troubles of the country. “…there’s a whole different conversation in Washington than there is out here,” said David Axelrod… “If I had listened to the conversation in Washington during the campaign for president, I would have jumped off a building about a year and a half ago.”
There comes a time when obstructionism simply has to be out-voted. As the saying goes, “You can lead horses to water, but you can’t make ’em drink.” You sure can’t let them keep others thirsty.
Follow the Times link for the whole story.
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