Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes take turns whacking at the Obama presidency.
Kristol brings out a great line.
As one wag commented, Obama turned out to be quite an effective community organizer. But the community he organized was a majority of the American people in opposition to his agenda of big-government liberalism.
Barnes finds Obama far short of the FDR standard in ruling Washington.
When I first heard the tale that Obama had told congressional Democrats to write the bills and he’d sell them, I thought it was apocryphal. Now I’m not so sure. Obama seems to see presidential power as purely rhetorical.