Tuesday, October 29, 2013
On President Obama
I think that there are actually two Obamas. You have the activist Obama who clearly wants to remake the American economy and make it "just". But you also have the pragmatic Obama who occasionally shows a willingness to work across the aisle in an effort to reach what is actually attainable. My feeling here is that the latter Obama would be more than willing at this point to listen to constructive advice if it meant that his signature achievement, health-care reform, could be salvaged. Unfortunately, the Republican Party in D.C. doesn't appear to be in any sort of constructive mood these days and so, yeah, the downward spiral of Obamacare is likely to continue. A pox on multiple houses, I've been thinking.