More food for discussion from across the pond, Michael Tomasky wonders, “How could a bunch of people who ran such a brilliant campaign be doing such a lousy job at the politics of governing?”
He offers several possibilities, but in my mind it comes down to one of these two scenarios:
a) Barack Obama is a senseless dunderpate.
b) Barack Obama is an improvident lackwit.
Sure, it’s easy to lie your way through a campaign against a doddering old coot like McCain with the full backing and abetting of the media. And any president whose party holds a 37 seat edge in the House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate can, however surreptitiously, get some bills passed.
But dead in the water before the midterms and almost sure to see the House and quite possibly the Senate flip parties? That takes a special kind of stupid.
That’s my take – Obama isn’t what he was cracked up to be and he was abetted by the media in running a fundamentally dishonest campaign. What say you, Wizbangers?