Quote of the Day

"No, we will not apologize. Mr. Romney claims he's Mr. Fix-It for the economy because of his business experience, so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know what is exactly his business experience."President Barack Obama, on his campaign's political attack on Mitt Romney's conflicting accounts of his tenure with Bain Capital.

This was the unyielding assault on Republican shenanigans I wanted to see last election. Please keep it up, Obama campaign. Keep. It. Up.

Even (and maybe especially) if you are, like me, routinely disappointed by President Obama's failure to be progressive enough on a variety of issues, campaign messaging that criticizes conservative economic ideology and corporatism is important to highlight and support. It is way the hell more valuable to the national dialogue than the milquetoast genuflections to bipartisanship including exhortations to axiomatically respect Republicans' ideas, no matter how garbage they are, that have been a hallmark of Obama's style in years past.

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