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Gunning for Obama, the monarchial figure who used to be the messiah

by | 21st, January 2013

ON Barack Obams – the sequel:

The BBC’s woman in Washington said the sight of Obama on Capitol Hill “warmed the soul“.

Richard Bacon on Radio Five Live wondered mused about a possible assassination attempt.

Mona Charen:

“We interrupt this orgy of Obama worship to recall that his campaign huddled early in 2012 and reflected that they could not run on his first-term record. Accordingly, the strategy was ‘Kill Romney.’ Congratulations. That what we’re celebrating today.”

Chait sees Romneyists lurking:

We like our presidential dramas. We want the Obama era to revolve around Obama and produce a character narrative that will eventually produce grist for 800-page tomes that will be Father’s Day gifts decades into the future. Obama has done his job extremely well, by my reckoning. But that is all he is — the head of one, equal branch of government, a man we have hired to do a job. Our need to elevate him into a monarchial figure not only causes us to persistently misunderstand the world around us, but is also detrimental to the habits of self-government.

He used to be the messiah. They’re lowering their aim…

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