Lots of talk these days about bipartisanship and optimism, but I flatter myself to think that I understand what is really going on.
Macro or micro, life is life. It is never a good idea to throw over the table and start a knife fight just because you happened to catch someone cheating at cards. Much better, I believe, to simply reach under the table, press the tip of your knife against the femoral artery of the cheater, and say with a smile, “I think we should take a re-deal on this mess, and let the pot ride.”
A certain diabolical political faction in our country likes to play rough, but nobody likes to get cut. Better for Obama to keep every word of the public intercourse sweet and light, and keep the unleashing of holy hell and horrific recriminations sub rosa.