Thursday, February 11, 2016

"A Rousing Success, or a Disappointment?"

"Progressive dismay has stalked the Obama administration from the very beginning, when liberals bemoaned the $787 billion stimulus, signed into law a few weeks into Obama's presidency, as underwhelming. Essays like this one by Rick Perlstein, bemoaning the Obama presidency as a lost opportunity, appear regularly. The liberal pundit Bill Press has a new book, Buyer's Remorse: How Obama Let Progressives Down, the thesis of which is self-explanatory. One blurb reads, 'Bill Press makes the case why, long after taking the oath of office, the next president of the United States must keep rallying the people who elected him or her on behalf of progressive causes. That is the only way real change will happen. Read this book.' The author of the blurb is none other than Bernie Sanders.
"To say the least, I do not share that assessment." 

Jonathan Chait at New York argues that the Clinton versus Sanders is a battle over President Obama's legacy.

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