Reflecting on the Obama Lovefest
Robert Samuelson has another gem in today's Washington Post about "The Obama Infatuation" and how the media's inexplicable love affair with the president is shortchanging America's ability to have an honest political debate about his policies.
Obama's rhetoric brims with inconsistencies. In the campaign, he claimed he would de-emphasize partisanship -- and also enact a highly partisan agenda; both couldn't be true. He got a pass. Now, he claims he will control health-care spending even though he proposes more government spending. He promotes "fiscal responsibility" when projections show huge and continuous budget deficits. Journalists seem to take his pronouncements at face value even when many are two-faced.
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