Taplin blames Clinton (generically, I believe) as the cause of Obama's progressive failure. It's a ridiculous argument but even if it were so it would hardly excuse Obama. It would just make him seem inept.Barack Obama got elected President because he was not the Establishment Choice. Now is the time for Axelrod, Gibbs and the "folks that brought him to the party" to reassert that The Establishment is not going to control this administration.
If fact, is Taplin trying to praise or bury Obama in the article: Podesta Should Apologize