A Boat on the Reef With a Broken Back
… And I can see it very well.
To follow up on my earlier post about the real story of the collapse of Obama’s mandate and political capital on the reef of realpolitik and Dem infighting in Congress I proffer a few links:
The Hill: July has been a Disaster for Obama, Hill Dems
Ezra Klein: The Ghosts of Clinton Care
MSNBC: Congress Punting on Health Care Floor Vote
Politico: Dems Search for villains on healthcare [ We have met the enemy and he is us…]
RCP: Unreality Based
RCP: 10 Questions for supporters of Obamacare
The Note: Dems vs Dems
To recap: His two signature initiatives, Cap and trade and healthcare, are both stalled and creating animosity in Congress. Maybe with the high tide of return from recess they can effect some repairs and float these off the reef, but it’s not looking positive for the President.
One other note on this: Maybe it’s not Obama’s mandate that’s lying on the reef; maybe it’s Pelosi‘s West state mandate Agenda. Depending on venue it might be that some run against Obama in 2010, and some run against Pelosi.