Remember how the Republicans were calling the French ‘Cheese eating surrender monkeys’ a few years back? Well the Democrats are giving the French a run for their money in the surrender monkey category. Case in point, congress has just convened and already Obama is offering compromises on his economic stimulus plan. It would have been nice if Obama had waited to start appeasing the Republicans until hearings on the proposal had started.
Effectively there is blood in the water, if Obama is so quick to compromise now before he is even sworn in what concessions can the wring out of him in a few months on less critical issues? Given the general spinelessness of the Democratic congress over the last two years this is already looking like Clinton II. It’s going to be a long four years.