Thomas Frank writes at Salon, calling Barack Obama “an ineffective and gutless” president.
Perhaps there will be an architectural solution for this problem. For example, the Obama museum’s designers could make the exhibit on the movement into a kind of blind alley that physically reminds visitors of the basic doctrine of the Democratic Party’s leadership faction: that liberals have nowhere else to go.
Read the whole thing.
… says a new Quinnipiac University poll. Herbert Hoover and James Buchanan were unavailable for comment.
There’s a bit over in The Corner about the President joking that he would issue an executive order requiring boys to play fair with the girls at recess. The scary part is that he might have the authority to do so under Title IX.
Folks who used to complain about Jimmy Carter being a micromanager should remember that some of us forecast Carter II as the best case scenario for the Obama Administration.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that recess appointments made by the President when Congress is not actually in recess are unconstitutional. That seems obvious enough, so one wonders where the President was getting his legal advice.
The Supreme Court delivered its 12th and 13th unanimous rebukes of former Constitutional Law professor Barack Obama’s administration.
One decision explains the meaning of the recess appointment clause of Article II, Section 2 to Prof. Obama.
The other explained that the First Amendments protections of free speech and free assembly trump laws such as the Massachusetts statute which banned peaceful protests around abortion clinics. The Administration agued in support of the law.
Bret Stephens discusses the fruits of Obama’s foreign policy over at WSJ.
Yet when it comes to leadership, we have our very own Clement Attlee at the top, eager to subtract the burdens of international responsibility so he can get on with the only thing that really animates him, which is building social democracy at home. Actually, that’s unfair to Attlee, who could count on a powerful ally to pick up England’s dropped reins, rescue Europe, stop the Soviets. Mr. Obama’s method is to ignore a crisis for as long as possible, give a speech, impose a sanction, and switch the subject to climate change or income inequality.
Read the whole thing.
Image Credit: John Hinderaker at Powerline. Used by permission.