Corey Robin, a professor at Brooklyn College, posted an interesting discussion focused on the questions:
Is Obama politically inept or does he want these massive cuts? And if he wants them, is it because of political calculation? Is he a true believer in neoliberal economics? A hostage of Wall Street?
The occasion: The Debt Ceiling Debate.
The discussants are:
Lisa Garcia Bedolla
The consensus opinion broadly construed: Obama is not weak and is a neoconservative, albeit a neoconservative who wants to be considered a tailor who mends the rips found in America’s political fabric.
The discussion is worth reading.