When Circumstances Treat Obama Unfairly

Via Sam Stein at the Huffington Post, the deal struck Friday night apparently contained $1.5 billion in cuts to Obama's proposed high speed rail budget.

In this situation, people like me and others on the left will criticize Obama for caving on a major priority and cutting from a rail infrastructure budget that was too small to begin with.

People on the right will still make hysterical claims that Obama is a scary, African socialist-Muslim.

The only people that will be pleased by this kind of policy are the bland Washington punditocracy who may take it as a sign of moderation and seriousness.  Unfortunately, the punditocracy has found itself almost comically unwilling to say anything good about any Obama policies.

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