(1000+ posts) Sun Jul-31-11 08:43 PM
Original message With this deal, Obama has become a Republican
You can't cut a trillion dollars in domestic spending and still call yourself a progressive. And those cuts will never be restored.
The New Deal is dead. And Barack Obama has lost any right to ask this party to renominate him.
Keeping the government going can't be worth ending the social programs. By itself, keeping the government going isn't anything, especially if the rich aren't going to pay any more taxes.
If you agree that the rich won't pay more taxes, you've just plain joined the Right. You can't be progressive on anything and still agree to that.