Friday, July 30, 2010

Step The Fuck Up


I have to say, I don’t get the administration waffling on Elizabeth Warren at all.
Leave aside the merits of appointing Warren, which are considerable, and think about the politics. At this point, not appointing Warren would be seen by the base as a slap in the face, and would seriously dampen enthusiasm going into the midterms. And Democrats need every bit of enthusiasm they can muster to avoid a Republican takeover of the House.
Whe puts it in those terms, that actually makes me think it's less likely that they'll nominate her. If they do, means "the left" would be happy, and that will make people who listen to Rush Limbaugh less likely to vote Democratic during the 2010 elections.

I really hope I'm wrong, and I think at this point there would be a political cost for not nominating her... but then again hiring her might upset Glenn Beck, so they better not risk it.

I'll also add my nomination for tweet of the century goes to Pachacutec for this:
Funny how no one talks about a "team of rivals" now that Elizabeth Warren is a threat to the clique.
Yep, gotta love the fierce debate of everyone vs. Jared Bernstein.


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