Michael Gerson

Rather than celebrate a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation over the new tax deal, President Obama has gone on the offensive, skewering both Democrats and Republicans over the difficulty of getting the deal done. His actual governance has generally proven more effective than his politicking, but the president’s wont for saying the wrong thing is quickly exhausting his limited political capital.

Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in the Washington Post.

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