An awesomely awesome lecture from Matthews to lefty, and may I say, endangered Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown, on why Democrats like he should not be hammering Obama for making a deal. It’s fun watching the left melt down, especially when their own wholly owned subsidiary MSNBC lights the match.
The topic is the anger on the part of the progressive wing of the party, and it’s criticism of the President’s deal with the Republicans. In summary, the left is outraged that their progressive President is turning out to be not so progressive. The idea that the rich will still pay the same tax rates and the estate tax will rise to just 35% instead of 55% is enough to make them explode. The progressive dream of high taxes, government health care, central control is crumbling before their eyes.
Last night Matthews went after lefty Senator Sherrod Brown, who was among those criticizing the President for caving to Republicans without fighting. He angrily points out the Democrats are losers and makes Brown back down like a child who’s been caught throwing a temper tantrum.
Make note in the middle of the interview of Matthews going after the “other” Brown from Massachusetts on his ideological core. I’ve asked that question myself.
Let me add, this is more than just a meltdown because the President compromised on taxes with Republicans. As I said in this post, it’s an admission by the President that progressive economics does not work and that the only way out of this mess is to do what Republicans have called for for two years. Cut taxes. Get out of the way.
But is it too late?
What a buzz kill.