This post comes from Mike, a friend of The Couchwarmers. Thankfully, he's into current events, because I most definitely am not. For me, "current events" means what I'm eating for dinner. Mike's post uses this column as its basis. All opinions expressed are those of the writer, because, well -- let's face it, when it comes to politics, I don't have any. Mike, take it away:
I like Peggy Noonan's writing a lot, and think this is dead on. Okay, I know she writes for the Wall Street Journal, but she's reasonable and thoughtful. Regardless, at some point, the campaign-like Obama worship has got to stop and intelligent moderate views must prevail. There have to be expectations for his presidency besides passing costly, watered down legislation that will need revision down the road. Personally, I love reading both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal to actually know what is going on in the middle and reality. Synergy.
His actions over the last 40 days are unacceptable and incomprehensible from the standpoint of the gulf states, the country and environment as a whole, and his own political well-being and continued ambitions.
From a self-interested perspective, he couldn't be doing any worse. He's said before he'd accept being a good one-term president. Well, right now, he's on track to be a really bad one-term president, with a potentially disastrous historical legacy, because if it seems like he's attacked and portrayed unfairly now, wait until he's voted out. The Texas school board will probably create Birther textbooks.