January 3, 2010

OTHERS HAVE PRAGMATISM THRUST UPON THEM:

Obama's last year: A Republican win would rob him of power — and make him a better president (Kyle Smith, January 3, 2010, NY Post)

Welcome to 2010: The final year of the Obama administration. [...]

Ultimately, though, Obama should be grateful if the Republicans do retake the House this year. Poll after poll shows that people like him personally more than they like his policies. If Republicans take away his ability to ram through any more of his ill-advised ideas, the appeal of Obama’s personality might regain precedence in citizens’ minds. He can blame the Republicans for saying no to everything, since that is indeed the party’s primary job, and the American voter can return to the pose he finds most comfortable: Simultaneously castigating the Washington forces that oppose change and enjoying the bounty that comes from stability.

By defeating Obama-ism in 2010, Republicans might find themselves repaid with an Obama victory in 2012.


Posted by Orrin Judd at January 3, 2010 7:59 AM
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