Entries Tagged as 'Partisan Rhetoric'

Obama’s Self-Destructive Optimism

August 8th, 2011 at 11:02 am 45 Comments

A simple theory of why Obama didn’t come out fighting in 2009: he expected an economic turnaround in four years.

My co-bloggers John Sides and Josh Tucker responded yesterday to a recent newspaper article in which psychologist Drew Westen argues that Barack Obama made a mistake by making conciliatory noises rather than aggressive Wall-Street-blaming in his inauguration speech and after.

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