Papantonio: President Obama – Get Tough Against GOP Obstruction
Last week, Progressives across the country were put into positions of power in Washington, sending a message to conservatives that their reign of terror was over. Mike Papantonio spoke with Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor and part owner of The Nation Magazine, about what Obama can do with his progressive surge to overcome the obstruction of the right wing.
1. I do not think Obama is going to lean much to the left. He is a conservative
democrat, and the FIRST people he met with were the corporations. I don't see that changing. And by nature, he is a mediator... bringing people together. He is still going to reach across the aisle, no matter how much we might wish he would push to the left.
Having said that....his history with working with congress is that he says what they want to hear, and then he gets most of his way. I think he's still the best thing that has happened to the USA in a very long time.