Thursday, February 05, 2009

Deep Thought

For a President who idolizes Lincoln so very much, Obama seems to have not internalized the lesson of Lincoln's near-defeat in the 1864 election: you can literally be handed a national catastrophe on your first day in office, and the people will hate you and blame you and demand your death until you win. Even then, your enemies will maintain for more than a century that the catastrophe was all your fault to begin with.

I'd particularly like to see an Obama ready to be hated, until he wins.

1 comment:

Chet Scoville said...

He also doesn't seem to have learned the lesson of Bill Clinton's second term: you can bend over backwards, triangulate, and accommodate the GOP as much as you like; they'll just interpret that as weakness and impeach you for the hell of it.