Before you join the bandwagon and bash President Obama for “caving” in the deal, hold off for just a couple of minutes to consider another view – from a left wing source that hasn’t been afraid to criticize the president vehemently.
Many of you are rushing too quickly to judgment on the deal that appears to be coming together between GOP congressional leadership and the White House. President Obama actually got us a very strong deal (especially under the circumstances) and it will serve the country, and his re-election campaign well, even if he has to take some political flack in the short term.
The vast majority of Kossaks believe that the President "caved". It appears that people feel the main cave is that there isn't revenue raises in the bill. But keep in mind the one thing the tea party wanted--a default. For them, this was not a hostage negotiation, they wanted to kill the hostage. In this they failed--totally. And in fact if you read between the lines, I think you'll see that this deal is far more advantageous to us in the longer game for other reasons.