From E.J. Dionne: “Can the left stage a tea party?”

In his Washington Post column yesterday Massachusetts native E. J. Dionne posed two questions about the political left and President Obama with some comments on the political right’s monopoly of the narrative. He posits that an engaged left could shown how moderate the President really is and how far to the right the conservatives have really gone.

Why hasn’t there been a Tea Party on the left? And can President Obama and the American left develop a functional relationship?

That those two questions are not asked very often is a sign of how much of the nation’s political energy has been monopolized by the right from the beginning of Obama’s term. This has skewed media coverage of almost every issue, created the impression that the president is far more liberal than he is, and turned the nation’s agenda away from progressive reform.

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