The fundamental assumption of big media is that compromise always comes from the left as a gift to the so-called center, which in these troubled times is way over to the right on economic issues:
Now ideology — an uprising on the Democratic left — is smacking the pragmatic president in the face.Ideology was already smacking President Obama in the face. The conservative Democrats may claim that they have no ideology, but that's bullshit. Their pro-corporate reflexes - not to mention anti-abortion reflexes - have been vividly on display, but somehow Sheryl Gay Stolberg hasn't noticed it.
Stung by the intense White House effort to court the votes of moderate holdouts ..., liberals are signaling that they have compromised enough.
The White House scrambled Thursday to tamp down the revolt...