President Obama continues to face critics from his own party after brokering a deal with Republicans yesterday that will not raise taxes for any income level. But the criticism is quickly turning into rumblings of a mutiny.
In an interview with Fox News's Neil Cavuto last night, Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) echoed growing unrest among Democrats over the president's recent compromise with Republicans, a sign many say points to a lack of leadership. In expressing his anger, Capuano chose not to deny the possibility of him supporting someone other than Obama in 2012.
"I don't live in an ivory tower," Capuano said. "I have to pick the best amongst those people who are running, and it may or may not be President Barack Obama's reelection."
And in a day where the president chose to use a questionable "hostage" analogy, Capuano posited one of his own: Republicans are a car salesman who duped the president.
"Anybody who buys an automobile or a car, I would say I would not have President Obama representing me in those negotiations," Capuano said. "I want somebody who understands on occasion you have to get up and walk out of the room, and then you come back and you make a deal. You don't just take whatever deal is thrown at you from somebody who you don't agree with."