Obama’s Call to Expand Social Security Shows Sanders’ Clout
President Barack Obama’s surprise call to expand Social Security highlights a populist shift in the U.S. political landscape that has been propelled by the campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
1) Yup… Sanders. And despite the ever shrinking odds he's staying in. Why? Because he's still pushing his agenda.
2) I think this article title doesn't even really reflect the larger message here. Obama twice said he would strike a deal with Republicans who said they wanted to reduce Social Security benefits. Each time they had a 'No I only want exactly what I want, no compromise, so I'll take my ball and go home' attitude. Couple the GOP's "no" to everything Obama says with Sanders' populist messages and blamo… ripe for the tide to turn.