For most of his Presidency, Obama has bent over backwards trying to make deals with the Republicans. In so doing, he has alienated many of his left-wing supporters. This isn't news. Today, however, David Brooks looks at Obama's wholly centrist scheme to raise taxes, cut spending, and fiddle with benefits and decides that Obama has become an ideologue. Brooks is, to be blunt, the silliest man on the planet.
It's not that Obama has become or will govern as a leftist but rather that the Republicans have steadfastly refused to engage in reasoned compromise because they are a bunch of idiots who, as it turns out, hate America's working class.