"Our politics seems to be about a choice between apostles of hate masquerading as populists, and voices of complacency masquerading as progressivism.
""President Obama’s recovery plan did a lot of good, [but] it was underpowered compared with the strength of President Bush’s economic catastrophe — in large part because it got pared back in a vain effort to satisfy hypocritical congressional Republicans and weak-kneed Democrats." Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO
Quoted by E.J. Dionne, at http://www.truth-out.org/ej-dionne-white-house-comments-lincoln-victory-sets-off-firestorm-with-labor60302