BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Obama rip a page from Clinton’s playbook?
August 10th, 2011
02:47 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Obama rip a page from Clinton’s playbook?

(CNN) – Have you noticed how many liberals lately have been piling on President Obama? Their criticisms have been harsh and intense. They mostly focus on his supposed willingness to make concessions to conservative Republicans. They charge that he lets himself be bullied because that is part of his non-confrontational nature.

I remember hearing similar criticism in 1995 and 1996 when President Bill Clinton was being hammered for making deals with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and other conservative Republicans. Clinton, for example, agreed to major welfare reform which infuriated many of his liberal base. He was accused of selling out long-standing Democratic Party principles.

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  1. Sniffit

    Doug wins the Godwin Award for this thread. Kudos Doug.

    August 10, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
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