And the White House campaigns for reelection.
As the president lectures the nation about “a framework for a bipartisan agreement” and how this is not a time for “politics,” a White House aide talks to the Huffington Post:
“We are in a tough economic time, so the argument is a tougher one to make,” said the senior administration official. “This will help jolt the economy and 2012 will be about whether or not we can afford to borrow more money from China for tax breaks for the rich. That’s what 2012 will be about and that’s an argument we will be happy to make.”