November 1, 2010
Liberal activists:'Our most divisive president'
Pat Caddell, once the boy wonder of presidential politics when he polled for Jimmy Carter, and Doug Schoen, a moderate Democrat, have written a devastating article in WaPo that accuses President Obama of being "the most divisive president" in modern history.Their case:Obama is walking a knife's edge. He has said that the 3.5 million "shovel-ready jobs" he had referred to as justification for the passage of the stimulus bill didn't exist - throwing all the Democratic incumbents who had defended the stimulus in their campaigns under the proverbial bus.Although he said, as part of his effort to enact health-care reform, that the health-care mandates were not taxes, now his administration acknowledges in court papers that they are, in fact, taxes.As Election Day approaches, the president and others in the Democratic leadership have focused on campaign finance by moneyed interests - an ancillary issue serving neither party nor country. They have intensified attacks on...(Read Full Post)