Daniel Henninger in the Wall Street Journal:
What is so wonderful about this is that Henninger exhibits a rare combination of good thinking and good writing. I'll just share you with some of my favorite bits and pieces.
"A reader remarked ... that Barack Obama is running out of human shields."
That would be one very clever reader, which of course is possible, but I wonder if it isn't Henninger himself who is tiptoeing around calling the president a terrorist. I don't know about you but when I hear "human shields," I think Hamas, Hezbollah, that sort of thing.
It's actually a quite a good metaphor, given that Bad Guys generally "lead from behind" and the Good Guys, from the front.
About Obamacare: "This is the glitch that failed."
.... Mr. Obama is, without embarrassment, a man of the left. American progressives saw their win with Mr. Obama as the overthrowing of the postwar Democratic liberalism that culminated with the Clintons, a liberalism willing most of the time to coexist with markets, property and private enterprise. Progressives hated these accommodations. They were purer than that. Together, they created ObamaCare.
On packaging progressivism: "Teddy Roosevelt invokes cheerier memories than Leon Trotsky."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is "the bland face of progressive coercion."
I'll let you go read it all in context, but do pay attention when he mentions Obama's lifetime spent "failing up." This is great stuff. Kudos to Mr. Henninger.
And thank you to The Husband for making me read it in the first place.