COMMENTARY’s Peter Wehner: Watching the Obama Presidency Die
Thusly Wehner sums up:
“We are watching the Obama presidency die. The cause of death? Massive incompetence. Flawed ideology. And the Obama agenda coming into contact with reality.”
(Seriously, Wehner?) I know what you’re thinking: He’s missed the obvious. Our citizenry can forgive, even forget lapses of competence. A flawed ideology we can live with. We understand that reality jumps up and bites hard now and then. Wehner poses a weak argument to suggest that a confluence of the imperfect is what ails this Presidency and Administration. It’s such a seriously flawed analysis that it reflects badly on its author.
Rather, what Americans won’t abide is a confluence of Arrogance, Lies & Malfeasance, and Massive Corruption. The Chicago Way, yes? Especially the lies and the weaponization of the IRS. It is one thing to be haughty and corrupt; these are selfish.
It is the lies and the institutional war against its political opponents through the instrumentality of the State that are the most damning… and the most dangerous. These are what is causing the Presidency and the Administration to wane.
(Mr. Wehner, sir, you mentioned something about being t-boned by reality. (cough) Reality, sir. Want fries with that? – Ed.)
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