Friday, May 28, 2010

So what happened to the smartest guy in the room?

For someone who is supposed to be a super-genius, our President seems pretty clueless when real life intrudes on his master plan. Peggy Noonan hit it out of the park with this quote from her editorial this morning, He Was Supposed To Be Competent.

The president, in my view, continues to govern in a way that suggests he is chronically detached from the central and immediate concerns of his countrymen.This is a terrible thing to see in a political figure, and a startling thing in one who won so handily and shrewdly in 2008. But he has not, almost from the day he was inaugurated, been in sync with the center. The heart of the country is thinking each day about A, B and C, and he is thinking about X, Y and Z. They're in one reality, he's in another.

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Obama wants to govern as if it were an academic exercise. He is not interested in reality, only in rhetoric.

It really does seem like Obama thinks he is President of a different country than the one the rest of us live in.
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