A few posts down, we discussed the heroic efforts of Progressives United (Russ Feingold's organization) to make sure Medicare and Social Security don't face the chopping block
-- again. I suggested calling the Obama campaign and telling them "Not one dime unless the president pledges to save Medicare and Social Security." One reader did just that.
I called the Obama campaign. They said they couldn't find the President's position on that. I told them, politely, that until they made clear an unequivocal stand that any cuts in Medicare and SS benefits would be vetoed by the President, I couldn't open up my wallet the way I did in 2008. They said they'd work on getting a position up. I'm not holding my breath.
He doesn't have a position on that?He doesn't have a freakin' position on Medicare and Social Security?
Is it too much to ask that a Democratic president take a position on such a fundamentally Democratic issue? Does Obama want his spinelessness to become an issue in 2012?