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