This guy gets more unbelievable by the hour. Obama claims not to have an overarching ideology that informs his decisions??!! An ideology is a coherent and cohesive set of tenets that comprise the socio-political part of a well-formed belief system. And according to the dictionary, an ideologue is one who has such an ideology. A reasoned ideologue is one who will modify any of his tenets when presented with compelling evidence that his current ones are wrong. Recall Keynes’ famous reply to a reporter, ‘I change my mind when presented with new evidence, what do you do?’
Are we to believe that the community organizer got to be President without having an ideology that he uses as the basis (or utility function for you decision analysts) for making the hard decisions that are called for by his office?? What kind of BS is that to feed to the nation via yesterday's meeting with Republicans?
Does this make him doubly stupid or does it elevate him to the pantheon of gods where his decisions from Olympus come down to us in their purity, and to us mortals their basis is a mystery hidden in the mists. He has behaved as the most ideological President since FDR, and if he now claims to have done it without benefit of a stable and defendable ideology, then what does he do, use that eight-ball with the little round window?
(Full disclosure – Dear reader, I do my best at being a reasoned ideologue. But you knew that.)