Activist and former aide Van Jones, who runs the influential anti-Tea Party group Rebuild the Dream, said, “I worked for this president. I voted for this president. But even the most beloved presidents make mistakes and missteps. This one would be a doozy.”
Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich hit Obama too, claiming that the president’s plan to recalculate down Social Security increases “would hurt seniors — it’s an idea not befitting a Democratic president.”
Jim Dean, head of Democracy for America, is threatening to fund challenges to Democrats who back the president’s move.