As George W. Bush Once Said . . .

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on June 10, 2010

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The Presidency is “hard work.” His successor is finding out just how right the 43rd President was.

One empathizes, of course. Barack Obama has an exceedingly challenging job, and the fact that he has not been publicly driven mad by it is astonishing to contemplate. But the President campaigned in 2008 on the notion that the right combination of personal qualities and the right policies would somehow overcome the crushing burdens of the Presidency. Whether Barack Obama does possess some magical combination of personal qualities and policies is in the eye of the beholder. But even if he did, the seeming suggestion that the Presidency is a snap is nothing short of fatuous.

  • robspe

    This is the same fellow who was astonished that it might be “hard work” to solve the Mideast crisis. One wonders if he had read any history or politics besides Edward Said and Alinsky before running for President. Of course, to admit the Presidency is difficult to do well would mean Bush wasn't as much of a moron as they thought, so no frothing-at-the-mouth liberal could admit that without also admitting that the problems were not all Bush's fault. Blind fanatic liars don't want to see reality. If you don't sense any empathy in that comment, you are perceiving reality.

  • robspe

    This is the same fellow who was astonished that it might be “hard work” to solve the Mideast crisis. One wonders if he had read any history or politics besides Edward Said and Alinsky before running for President. Of course, to admit the Presidency is difficult to do well would mean Bush wasn't as much of a moron as they thought, so no frothing-at-the-mouth liberal could admit that without also admitting that the problems were not all Bush's fault. Blind fanatic liars don't want to see reality. If you don't sense any empathy in that comment, you are perceiving reality.

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