Andrew Sullivan doesn't like Obama anymore
You may remember Andrew Sullivan. He is a conservative Obama supporter. And after the first presidential debate, Sullivan had a very public freak out. That was understandable, a lot of liberals were similarly concerned, although he was much more ridiculous than most.
Now that Sullivan has got the president he wanted, Sullivan apparently thinks that Obama shouldn't do anything as rash as govern on his campaign promises. In a blog post yesterday, he writes, "Meeting In The Middle." In it, he quotes Ezra Klein and Michael Tomasky, basically saying the same thing: it is good to see that Obama has learned how to negotiate. Tomasky writes, "If the White House had instead yesterday offered a modest set of specific entitlement cuts and domestic spending cuts, that would have started the negotiations on GOP turf, since those are the two things the GOP wants."
But Sullivan thinks this is all wrong:
But he just got re-elected. It's a classic time for magnanimity -- and yet he began the critical negotiations by poking the defeated GOP in the eye. This is not the new politics. It's the old partisanship. I hope it works. I fear it won't.
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