After whining about us horrible right-wingers, and nervously assuring himself that health care rationing is popular, really, Eugene Robinson wants the President to rise to the occasion. Well, he’d call it ‘rising, ‘ at least:
What the president hasn’t done is the obvious: Tell Congress and the American public, clearly and forcefully, what has to be done and why. Take control of the debate. Consult less and insist more. Remind the Blue Dogs who’s president and who’s not.
Giving up on the public option might be expedient. But we didn’t elect Obama to be an expedient president. We elected him to be a great one.
And I want a pony.
PS: “We?” I voted for the other guy. And I’m not surprised about the expedience at all, at all.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.