Meet the good cop, same as the bad cop
msnbc.com headline: "Pelosi's new mission: Block Obama deals with GOP — Some in Dem ranks fear president will go too far in accommodating GOP following the midterms."
I suppose it's a measure of something that the powers that be decided the left needs a little kabuki about supposedly pushing back on Obama's conservatism, even if it's dishonestly couched as capitulation.
In the reality-based world, Chris Floyd has no truck with the myth of Obama as a lefty who must be dissuaded from "accommodating" the right:
Barack Obama is already one of the most right-wing presidents we’ve ever had, building upon and expanding virtually every pernicious policy of his oligarchic predecessor.