Progressives across America are upset that Obama has chosen to allow the Republicans to walk all over him. We voted for a fighter, not a lapdog. Ed Schultz is “Fired Up” over the contempt that Obama is showing to his base.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced