A bit of lamenting on a shrinking presidency:
He is not the commander-in-chief. He is the moral narcissist in chief. It’s not “I think, therefore I am.” It’s “I believe — therefore it is.”
But most of the country seems to realize that now. And his poll numbers reflect it. Sometimes it seems as if his only real supporters are government employees, food stamp recipients, and the editorial board of the New York Times. Whatever the case, that 2004 speech to the DNC is so far in the rear view mirror we might as well be on Battlestar Galactica.
There’s been a bit of that around with the polls showing Obama as the least popular president since who knows when. But it is still odds on that Hillary will win in 2016, shallow and ignorant though she may be. The media bias is so pronounced that as much as things are going from bad to worse in every part of American society, the guidance that a free press would provide is gone. If we can be more than a year into the IRS scandal with no end in sight, on just that count alone, the potential for internal self repair remains invisible.