“To bring home a grand bargain, Democrats will have to compromise, too. But among the party’s congressional leaders, ‘the fact that there is going to have to be entitlement reform has been internalized,’ says one of the savviest Democratic lobbyists in the capital. And while there will no doubt be some resistance on the left, this person adds, ‘Obama doesn’t give a damn about those people—he will happily throw them under the bus. That’s what reelection really means for him: He no longer has to worry about his base, about labor, about his left flank.’”
— (via John Heilemann, NY mag)
Don’t look at me, I voted for Jill Stein.