Denouncing the Obama administration’s missteps or worse doesn’t get us far—it promotes exactly what the president’s adversaries seek: his political disempowerment.
Katrina vanden Heuvel is The Nation's editor and publisher. She is the co-editor of Taking Back America—And Taking Down the Radical Right and editor of The Dictionary of Republicanisms.
The public-option part was unsatisfying. But when he got to Kennedy—and the moral imperative of health care—it was one for the history books.