Sometimes I think the comments at Mickey Kaus’s
blog are too smart to have been written by anyone other than
Kaus. Here’s “Brad,” for example:
There is a dreary predictability about Obama. Take
outmoded liberal dogma. Double down on it. Ignore empirical
evidence. Deride and bully opponents. And when the dogma fails,
blame those who resisted. Whether we are talking about health care,
economic policy, or the Middle East, the pattern is the same. It is
not simply that Obama is wrong on the merits on these issues
(although surely he is). It is that Obama’s self-image as the
“smartest man in the room” prevents him from learning from errors,
absorbing the experience of alternative policy choices, and showing
grace and magnanimity toward friends and foes. No wonder Obama has
become a sour figure, and the public has soured on him.
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