Am I missing something? White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer when asked about the War on Women gave the above in an interview at the Netroots Nation on Friday. He is supposed to be Obama’s point man on his policy positions but I have played the segment several times and I don’t see where he answers the questions given by Daily Kos Associate Editor Kalli Joy Gray. From Wikipedia:
Netroots Nation is a political convention for American progressive political activists, originally organized by readers and writers of Daily Kos, a liberal political blog. It was previously called YearlyKos. The 5th Annual Netroots Nation conference was in Las Vegass at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino July 22–25, 2010. The 2011 conference will be in Minneapolis from June 16–19.
This guy is pretty bright with magna cum laude degree from Georgetown University and has had a long relationship with Obama - White House Deputy Communications Director (January-November 2009); Communications Director for Barack Obama's transition team (November 2008 to January 2009); Deputy Communications Director for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign (July 2008 to November 2008); Traveling press secretary for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign (January 2008 to July 2008) so I’m surprised when he is out gunned by Kalli Joy Gray a.k.a Angry Mouse. This should be a slam dunk with a fellow progressive but he appears to waffle on some clear cut issues.
The Obama administration seems to take the progressives for granted with the attitude that there is nowhere else for them to turn during an election. They want to be able to triangulate with the right like President Clinton on welfare while leaving their flank exposed to attacks from the left. If a third party progressive candidate for president in 2012 comes forward then they’ll have some real problems.