It is appalling to see president Obama once again offer cuts in Social Security and Medicare in order to get a budget deal. He seems to be really eager to give the Republicans not only something that is opposed by his supporters, but also something that will be used as a cudgel against the Democrats in future elections, when the Republicans can run on the platform that it was the Democrats who wanted to cut these prized programs.
The only hope for averting this is if the Democrats in Congress completely stymie this move and refuse to go along, though even then the damage will be significant. But the party has a way of caving
The oligarchy knows that they can only get cuts in social services when Democrats propose them, as when Bill Clinton instituted welfare ‘reform’. It is the same thing with assaults on civil liberties, wars, and the like. Many Democrats simply cannot bring themselves to voice harsh criticisms of their party leader even when he does egregiously wrong things, as this list of Obama’s reprehensible actions shows. They act like the characters in this Tom Tomorrow cartoon.