23 August 2010

Teachable Moment

From "Please, No More Teachable Moments" by Victor Davis Hanson in the National Review:

The president of the United States has it hard enough without needlessly wading into, and fanning, local controversies. The economy is battered by sluggish growth, high unemployment, record annual deficits and near unsustainable national debt. Over 50 percent of the people now disapprove of Barack Obama's handling of these problems.

So why weigh in on hot-button issues that can only polarize people without solving anything?
To lead, you goddamn idiot. It's not always about agreeing with a majority of the country according to polls, or else we could just rule by Nielsen ratings. Sometimes the President needs to lead.

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