The people who wrote this indictment of President Obama’s failure to be liberal progressive enough:
[W]e have no illusions about the audacity of hope, no faith that the re-election of President Obama alone will accomplish the radical change this magazine has championed. For America to be on a different path in 2016 from that of 2012, progressive movements will have to “occupy” all the levers of power—in Washington, in the states and in the streets.
then immediately wrote this:
Most immediately, that means strengthening the progressive coalition in Congress that includes Senators Sherrod Brown and Bernie Sanders, who are up for re-election, and adding crusaders like Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren to the mix.
Catch that? Barack Obama has not been far enough to the left for them, but Sherrod Brown? He’s their guy! Right up there with self-described socialist Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, who riffed on “You didn’t build that” before Obama, and Tammy Baldwin, one of the most liberal members of the House of Representatives, who is running for Senate in Wisconsin.
His ads paint him as some kind of centrist, and now that he needs the political support he’s trying to get back the Delphi pensions he didn’t seem to care about before. But Ohio is not nearly as far-left liberal as Sherrod Brown.
Can Ohio afford someone as far-left liberal as Sherrod Brown?
More to come…