After Hitting GOP Candidates from Left, NBC's Williams Presses Obama from Left
A few days after he hit Republicans from the left when he moderated a presidential candidate on MSNBC, NBC's Brian Williams pressed President Barack Obama with the concerns of Obama supporters to the President's left ('Members of your base are asking: 'When are you going to get your Harry Truman on?'' and 'What do you say to those Americans who voted for that man on the poster that said 'Hope'?').
In between, he empathized with how Obama had to deal with an irrational House Republican caucus, ie the Tea Party members. (Video after the jump)
Incredibly, in the interview aired on Monday's NBC Nightly News, but conducted on Saturday just two days after Obama's big raise taxes/spend more speech, Williams never challenged Obama on it beyond cuing him up: 'Did you come to a decision that what the country needs is in large part a good old public works bill?'
Obama responded by touting how 'the plan that I put forward - the American Jobs Act - puts construction workers back to work, puts teachers back to work, puts our veterans who are coming home looking for a job back to work, the long-term unemployed back to work. It provides tax breaks for small businesses when they hire new employees. So this package, it's estimated, would help the economy grow by as much as an additional two percent. That could mean an additional two million jobs.'