Progressive Senators Criticize Obama

The Huffington Post reports:

A trio of the Senate’s leading progressives expressed concern on Wednesday that President Obama has squandered the transformational political coalition that propelled him into office, concluding that he will pay a price for it.

Speaking at a progressive media summit, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called it a "tragic mistake" that the White House fruitlessly chased Republican votes on health care rather than take advantage of the ripe environment to pass legislation.

It is refreshing to see some of the progressives in the Senate speak take Obama to task for ignoring the Democratic party’s base.