Our soft-shelled president just finished a press conference during which he explained the rationale for his budget. According to Kos, Obama was "defensive" about the Social Security cuts, blamed the Republicans, and said it was their idea. As he was speaking of Social Security, he never mentioned it by name.
Markos Moulitsas, founder and proprietor of the very successful Daily Kos web site, and still one of the most concise and effective pundits on the internet, comments:
Nobody could've predicted this, except everyone:
Release a budget with cuts to Social Security.
The base pushes back: Um, we're Democrats. We don't cut Social Security!
President Barack Obama gets defensive: But it's the Republicans' idea!
Except that the Republicans didn't include Social Security cuts in their crazy draconian budget. Why? Because only a moron would step on that third rail.