Sunday, November 27, 2011

I criticize Obama because I want him to be himself

I've heard him say that he is not just the President of the Democrats but the President of all the people of the United States.  This is constitutionally true and admirable in some contexts, BUT....

The POTUS is not a projection of the nation, like some Joseph Campbell sacred king, but a party leader who is also the executive.

As such, he is always allowed to execute the agenda of his party, that has been the practice throughout the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

Apologizing for what you believe in has never won over the other side. 

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