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Hertzberg: Obama’s approach to the nation’s larger economic dilemma is the most disappointing aspect of his Presidency … LMW: All too true. But still the best hope we have. We need to help him (and push him) to be better, not abandon him.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on August 15, 2011

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Henrdik Hertzberg writes in New Yorker (8/8/11) …

  • Obama’s approach to the nation’s larger economic dilemma is the most disappointing aspect of his Presidency.
    • His stimulus package asked for too little and got less.
    • He has allowed deficits and debt to supersede mass unemployment as the emergency of the moment.
    • He has too readily accepted Republican terms of debate, such as likening the country to a household that must “live within its means.”
    • He has done too little to educate the public
  • (on the other hand) … his Republican opponents, in thrall to their Tea Party Jacobins, have been reckless and irresponsible beyond imagining.

read the entire column at … http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2011/08/08/110808taco_talk_hertzberg

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LMW COMMENT …

All too true. But still the best hope we have. We need to help him (and push him) to be better, not abandon him.

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