Wednesday, January 27, 2010

He is who he is

Krugman on Obama,

That doesn’t mean that there’s no difference between the parties, that
everything would have been the same if McCain had won. But progressives are in
the process of losing a big chance to change the narrative, and that’s largely
because they have a leader who never had any inclination to do so.

I gave the narrative discussion short shrift in my post on the freeze the other night but I think that it may be the most important part of the whole mess. It's a complete capitulation to right-wing frames and ideas. That is utterly demoralizing and dissapointing, even if you (like me) never thought of Obama as someone who would govern as a hard charging liberal many of us thought he would help us restore some dignity to liberalism.

The ever wise Sir Charles has more on this.

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