26 July 2014

I met a man who wasn't there

This article does a reasonable job of laying out how President Obama has basically stopped worrying and learned to love the benefits of the Presidency. Fancy parties, meeting celebrities, golfing, sumptuous vacations, all on someone else’s bill. Some people “why would he be such an active failure?” but I ask “why not?”. What’s depressing is that it doesn’t seem to make any difference that Obama has “retired in place”, his job approval rating still remains around 40%, even though he isn’t actually doing it (and, really, never has). It’s as if there is this vast gulf between Obama as President and the real world of governance. But I suppose when the majority political party is based on the idea that actions don’t have consequences, it makes sense.