“The Sorrow and the Self-Pity”

Paul Krugman, on Obama’s press conference yesterday:

What’s particularly striking is that Obama seems passionate about denouncing his progressive critics, even as he has nice words for the people who have spent two years trying to destroy him.

So look: there’s a policy issue here, and it’s a tough one; you trade off the stimulus Obama extracted now for the increased likelihood that low taxes for the rich will be made permanent, crippling policy for decades to come. But there’s also a character issue: what we really don’t need right now is a president who blames everyone but himself, and seems more concerned with self-justification than with sustaining the alliances he needs.

The Sorrow And The Self-Pity – NYTimes.com

Yeah, but Tom Tomorrow said it first (as posted here yesterday):

Tom Tomorrow

Middle-Man strikes back! – This Modern World – Salon.com

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