Westen and the Magic Pony Presidency
I’m not sure how many times the NYT will invite him to write the same asinine column with similar basic errors and misunderstandings. And, yes, there’s no actual evidence whatsoever that the mythical deal Obama made to kill the public option actually happened. Although since it had no chance of passing the Senate anyway if he had actually been able to get concessions in exchange this would actually be to his credit, so I don’t think that it really matters anyway. It’s relevant only if you think Obama could have turned Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman and Evan Bayh into liberals with some harsh rhetoric.