My favorite Obama story so far
In today's Washington Post, Ben Pershing has what is perhaps my favorite Obama story so far. With missile-like precision, Pershing gets the Obama narrative exactly right, but not in the way I suspect he wants to. Pershing writes:
It's increasingly possible that we will look back and see that August 2009 was this election cycle's height of Republicans' optimism over their political fortunes, and the depth of Democrats' despair.
By the time the midterm elections reach a fever pitch next year, President Obama may well have passed health-care reform, his signature domestic initiative, if not with overwhelming public support then at least with the backing of a solid majority of voters. The now common criticism that he hasn't accomplished anything will have been blunted. And while a high joblessness rate may persist, the narrative will have taken hold that the economy has either recovered or is well on its way.
In other words, although President Obama hasn't actually done anything yet, Pershing is quite sure that he's going to do something sometime and it'll all turn out okay. Heck, we might not even have to worry about paying our gas and mortgage bills!
In some ways, having a President who doesn't actually do anything is perfect. So I'm not complaining, just observing. The less Obama does, the less he'll screw up, right? If only more of our public servants were so dedicated.
Posted by at October 20, 2009 10:52 AM
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|# October 20th, 2009 8:19 PM themandownthehall|
|Never thought of it like that. I think that's why Clinton was seen as so successful. He couldn't pass anything and they couldn't screw things up. |