Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Usain Bolt Can Stumble a Bit

Ezra Klein notes a peculiarity in how the first month of President Obama's administration is being perceived. Conservatives harp on nomination missteps and economic travails. Liberals think Obama has been too conciliatory to the right and the blue dogs. And yet:
We've just closed out the first month of Obama's presidency. During that period, Obama passed S-CHIP expansion, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a $787 billion stimulus package that was many bills in one (including such liberal priorities as comparative effectiveness research, transit funding, Health IT funding, broadband funding, etc), and is about to turn his attention to comprehensive health care reform.

These are big progressive wins. And meanwhile, the Democratic Party is winning the PR battle hardcore.

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