Crushed Between the Left and the Right

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Mar 11, 2010 11:31 AM
USA Today notes the serious political trouble President Obama is now confronting.  Anger at him on the left has led to disengagement; anger at him on the right has produced unity and activism.

More than anything, the President's current troubles illustrate the impossibility of succeeding as President when one has run without much of a record, and instead deliberately sought to be a "blank screen" upon which everyone's best hopes could be projected, in order to win. 

Left and right may not agree on much in this country -- but they both react to a politician's "bait and switch" the same way: With anger.