Good advice that Obama and his crew will not take:
10) Don't negotiate from the middle, damn it. Ask for the moon and stars, and work your way toward the middle, or risk people thinking you're a corporatist tool. (Ahem.) -- Ten Things Obama Did Wrong on Health-Care Reform by Susie Madrak, Crooks and Liars
... In their quest to protect sources, be "professional," "balanced" and maintain "objectivity" they've created a style that's often indecipherable to the reader. ... -- Matt Taibbi Is Shrill by digby, Hullabaloo
Ah, are you suggesting that that wasn't their purpose in being so obtuse and b o r i n g?
... Fox News, by successfully blackmailing GE, has sent a message. And the rest of the corporate owned media have undoubtedly received it. Don't cross them --- or their agenda --- because there will be hell to pay. With the media in financial turmoil, that's a powerful message indeed. -- He said/She said/Shut Up by digby, Hullabaloo
And don't expect any reasonable action from the political sector, they are already in terror of their personal prosperity above all else. The nation can be damned rather than that they should loose one piece of gold.