Before I started calling the Democrats and Obama sell-outs. Well, here we are, a little over a week later, and Obama is preemptively compromising with Republicans to open up additional areas to oil drilling and subsidize further nuclear power. Fucking fantastic. Balloon Juice pretty much sums up my thoughts here.
I see no way that this is tactically smart. I could imagine including these measures in a Cap And Trade Bill as part of a compromise that gets more votes (guess what- it still won't get more votes from the GOP!) but this just strikes me as total POTUS fail.
Anyone got any silver lining on this one?