"The other thing he could have done...you can go for centrist compromises and say to your own party, "Sorry, some of you liberals aren't going to like it, but I'm going to change this legislation radically to get a big centrist majority rather than an all-Democratic vote." He chose not to do that. That's the exact path that George Bush took for most of his presidency with disastrous consequences for bipartisanship and solving big problems."
—Mark Halperin on Morning Joe
Someone wrote on the Huffington Post that I'm being unfairly harsh on Mark Halperin. But I ask you, has there ever been a time -- ever -- when Halperin has said something that's either insightful or, you know, not crazy?