Should we undermine the most progressive-minded president in at least a generation and will his failure help or hurt the progressive cause? Will his failure pave the way for a more progressive president or a less progressive president? This is the debate on the left.
The worst criticism from the left is that Obama is no different than Bush. It was this intellectual laziness that led some on the left to embrace Ralph Nader and the decade's biggest lie, that Gore and George Bush were one in the same.