Who Is “We” Mr. Broder?
In the Washington Post, David Broder ends his op-ed with:
When we elected Obama, we didn’t know what a gambler we were getting.
Is he kidding? Certainly for most of the campaign, we didn’t have the fiscal calamity hanging over our heads, but if Broder thinks that anything that has come out of the Obama administration to this point is a surprise or represents a gamble, I have to wonder what he actually expected.
Obama signalled everything he’s been doing and planed to do for two years, for heaven sake. Where was Broder during all of that? This isn’t a “gamble”, it’s an agenda.
Health care? Check. Tax increases on the rich? Check. Education “reform”? Check. Green tech/cap-and-trade? Check. Infrastructure “investment” (the fiscal mess just gave him the appropriate excuse for huge deficit spending)? Check. Gitmo, Iraq and A’stan? Check, check, check.
The fact that the Obama administration is moving on all fronts at once is ambitious, no question, but surprising or a gamble? Well only to those who somehow missed what he was saying and projected onto the “hope and change” mantra what they expected instead.
Seems Broder, and much of the MSM, can raise their hands and nod yes to that.