Jon Cohn on today’s fiery speech by President Obama in which he called out John Boehner by name:
No, this isn’t the first time Obama has attacked Republicans. But, as far as I can tell, this argument is more emphatic than it has been at any time since the presidential campaign. I haven’t done a word count. But it looks like a third of the speech, maybe more, is an explicit critique of Republican policies.
That includes, by the way, a vow to hold firm on opposing tax cuts for the wealthy:
I think it’s safe to say that President Obama has given up on bipartisanship, at least for the foreseeable future.
Please let Jon be right about this. Additionally, and repeating something I’ve written before, I don’t see how the president can expect anyone to take seriously a White House effort to compromise or negotiate with these same “failed Republican policies/philosophies.”