29 de junho de 2011

Que chatice!

Nem me apetece lembrar quem eu preferia que ganhasse a presidência dos EUA, ou a minha última intervenção no meu ex-partido em resposta à impudência do conformismo desinformado do politicamente correcto. É que não me dá nenhum prazer pensar que o segundo comentário de Brad DeLong se arrisca a verificar-se.

Two comments:
  1. Substantively, I think Frum nails what is going on.
  2. As a result, for the first time I think it is more likely than not that Obama will lose the 2012 election. Never mind that as a reality-based leader he will be vastly superior to whatever wingnut or hypocrite the Republicans serve up--if the elite press adopts Frum's critique, then we have sixteen months to listen to the media speak with one voice about how Obama is not tough and decisive enough to be a good president.
David Frum: Obama is His Own Worst Enemy | FrumForum: [Obama is] not an alien, he’s not a radical. He’s just not the person the country needs. He’s not tough enough, he’s not imaginative enough, and he’s not determined enough.

In the throes of the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, the president ran out of ideas sometime back in 2009. In the face of opposition, Obama goes passive. The mean Republicans refused votes on his Federal Reserve nominees and Obama … did nothing. Would Ronald Reagan have done nothing? FDR? Lyndon Johnson?

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