Are the Democrats Suffering an Identity Crisis?

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President Obama has attacked union leaders and senators of his own party in unusually personal terms. Even former House speaker Nancy Pelosi says it's harder for Democrats to love each other than it used to be. How deep is the split between centrist pragmatism and progressive ideology? How will it look to the voters in next year's primary campaigns?

Also, the House passes a defense bill opposed by Obama. On today's Talking Point, remembering B.B. King. 

Photo: (L-R) Maryland's Congressional representatives Donna Edwards and Congressman Chris Van Hollen may represent the split in Democratic ideology

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christine Detz, Jenny Hamel