What is happening is that the president is coming across more and more as a trimmer, as an operator who's not operating in good faith. This is hardening positions and leading to increased political bitterness. And it's his fault, too. As an increase in polarization is a bad thing, it's a big fault.
02 April 2012
WSJ: No-So-Smooth Obama
I found this on the Wall Street Journal. A fantastic insight into the growing chasm between Obama and his administration to the people his is "trying" to work with, such as the Repulicans, and the American people.