The inevitable wanking begins, detected by Greg Sargent. It’s easy to get annoyed at whoever the sources were for the assertion that “Obama’s advisers . . . are ready for potential conflict with some Democratic constituencies or with some liberal Democrats in Congress, whose pent-up demand for action may clash with Obama’s priorities, and are prepared to say no” but you have to consider that once the reporter decides to frame the issue in that way, there’s no way your answer can be “no, we will cave to Democratic constituencies on anything they want.” It’s just a dumb way of framing the issue. Obama’s agenda isn’t a hidden secret — he’s been running on it for over a year. The question is how much of it can he or will he get done.