The Corner

Re: Obama’s No-Win Situation

Actually, there is a way he can win. If he is seen as the centrist on this (“even Obama has problems with it . . .”) then after a couple of tweaks he can announce himself satisfied, and all of a sudden the center ground on the bill shifts further to the left. Yet the job-killing threat will still be there; such is the nature of the beast. We can’t allow Obama to be the arbiter of what is an acceptable bill. We must continue to make the case that there is no such creature. Trade war isn’t the central problem (although it’s a pretty big one); the central problem with this bill is that it is a tax on energy, and a tax on electricity in particular. We can’t let Obama change the subject.

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