"An occasional look behind the rhetoric of public officials.
I was disappointed withe the lack of numerical facts in the article until I saw that quote. But I agree with the spirit of the article.
"Obama's attempts at compromise with the GOP on the debt ceiling and budget won him little in the way of policy, instead engendering frustration from Democrats who saw him as caving to Republican demands.
The new, combative Obama isn't looking for compromise. He's looking for a win. And if he can't get the legislative victory he says he wants, he has made clear that he's more than willing to take a political win."