Syndicated columnist and scholar Victor Davis Hanson is a keen observer of humanity’s foibles and the progressives’ programs now playing on our national stage. He recently wrote a mid-term assessment of Barack Obama, the man and the President, in a piece titled ‘Our “Pay No attention to that Man Behind the Curtain” Moment’ that could be sub-titled ‘Look Ma how We Shrunk the President!’
The piece begins –
At some point in late 2010 once optimistic independent voters, moderate Republicans, and centrist Democrats stopped listening. They abruptly concluded that their 2008 Barack Obama proved not to be the great uniter, the great communicator, and the greater humanist who was to bring the country together around “centrist” values.
At about the same time, a once ecstatic liberal base began to worry that President Obama was not the brilliant postracial social organizer, the brilliant progressive explicator, and the brilliant big government architect who would take a center-right country with him hard to the left.
RR readers know that I have not been a fan of Obama’s ideology, nor his background, experience, character, and approach to governance. As President he has been a good-looking guy who knows how to deliver a speech; otherwise, an empty suit. Hanson’s detailing of the sorry record of his first two years is a must read. I urge you to invest the time.