[Ed. note: Pop goes the weasel…]
But note how very laudatory The Hill is regarding the wily Reid. And note the article goes out of its way to protect Obama from any political fallout from Reid’s aggressive, no-compromise stance — claiming that Obama is just a spectator in all of this, and himself only wishes to compromise.
President Obama has handed over the reins of leadership on government funding and the debt limit to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).Reid is now fully in charge of his party’s negotiating strategy, a significant change from past showdowns with Republicans….
The majority leader has brought a more pugnacious style to the debate, bashing House conservatives as “anarchists” and mocking the “Banana Republican mindset.”
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Wait, I thought compromise was a good thing? I also enjoy the Democrats’ efforts (assisted by the Hill) to try to shield Obama from the political consequences of his decisions — “Hey, Obama is just a big compromiser who wants what’s best for everyone, but he’s not in charge now, so don’t hold any of this partisan squabbling against him.”