Paul Krugman has a piece in the Times
this morning advocating that President-elect Obama pursue a full-blooded “progressive agenda.”
In opposition to the warnings of the center-right pundits who recommend that Obama go slow and not attempt too much change, Krugman echoes most citizens in our democracy who advise or more accurately demand: Change.
That rabble! And it’s all going so well.
Seriously, in light of the gargantuan problems facing our country and the irrefutable electoral mandate, in which direction do you think Obama will direct his legislative and administrative agendas?
Putting aside the ludicrous notion that we are a center-right country that discredited-by-facts pundits are spewing (and didn’t we just have an election or two these last two years repudiating the thesis?), Obama can be counted on to go for the juggler.
That sage advice decided upon by the American people in the 2008 election is called an “electoral mandate.”