The President’s game plan: The philosophy and strategy behind Barack Obama’s decisions

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President Barack Obama has increasingly come under fire from liberal Democrats, who say he is hardly the “change president” they thought they were electing, and that he is moving to the center and abandoning his base.  Most recently, his critics point to his compromise tax deal which, they say, betrayed middle-class taxpayers.  The President’s supporters on the left, on the other hand, contend that he has a clear and consistent, effective governing philosophy and style.  In this hour of Radio Times we talk to Harvard history professor JAMES KLOPPENBERG and Salon.com news editor STEVE KORNACKI, who agree that the President’s vision is taking the country in the right direction.

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