POLITICS -- April 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM ET
Brooks and Marcus: Partisans 'Choose Their Own Reality' on Obama's Politics
The old saying goes that you can't make all the people happy all the time, but President Obama seems be drawing plenty of criticism from liberals and conservatives alike in recent months.
Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus, who is sitting in this week for Mark Shields, stopped by The Rundown to discuss how the president is handling the criticism while trying to carve out a middle-ground.
Brooks said President Obama is "not a down-the-line left winger by any means," writing this week that he's "trying to define a modern brand of moderate progressivism."
Meanwhile, "every interest group you can think of on the Democratic side is ticked off at the president for one reason or another," Marcus said, citing his administration's stances on offshore drilling and Guantanamo.
Watch our full discussion: