Dissension among the Democratic ranks...
Obama Has 'Failed to Lead' on Spending Cuts, Democratic Senator Says - FoxNews.com
failed to lead... pretty much sums Obama up alrighty.Freshman Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin accused President Obama of sitting on the sidelines Tuesday while Congress debates "wildly different" budget bills that are expected to fail.
"Our president has failed to lead this debate or offer a serious proposal for spending and cuts that he would be willing to fight for," Manchin, D-W.Va., said on the Senate floor.
...his comments add fuel to GOP claims that Democratic spending proposals do not go deep enough. Republicans are calling for $61 billion in spending cuts, while Democrats are proposing about $8.7 billion, according to a recent analysis. That includes $4 billion in cuts approved in the last two-week budget bill.