Played for fools!
Let's be honest, you'd have to be drunk on political Kool-aid not to think that, um, this hasn't been the greatest summer for President Obama. This weekend's kowtowing in the Van Jones affair is the latest sign of the inherent flaws in the White House's quaint notion of bipartisanship, which is the political equivalent of bringing nail clippers to a gun fight. His handling of health care is either a brilliant political rope-a-dope (3 percent chance) or badly botched (97 percent). His fiery speech yesterday (video below) to organized labor was one small step back in the right direction, but we'll see if he takes one giant leap in his speech tomorrow night -- I'm not holding my breath.