File this as worrisome Statement # 7,853 from White House. The New York Times reports this disturbing quote from David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior adviser. Turns out, that Axelrod might be a lot more comfortable living in a dictatorship. Huh. Who’d a thunk it? Axelrod said:
“I would love to live in a world where the president could snap his fingers or even twist arms and make change happen, but in this great democracy of ours, that’s not the way it is.”
Reading that Axelrod would “love to live in a world” where Obama twists arms you’d have to imagine that Axelrod is pretty frustrated with Obama about now. Check out this telling part of an article in today’s New York Times that said that the reason President Obama stinks as President is that he’s just…way too nice.
As the clock neared 1 a.m., the two sides were at an impasse. Mr. Obama stood up.
“‘See what you guys can figure out,’ ” one participant remembers him saying, adding that the failed effort left the president mad.
That’s not called being nice. That’s called voting present, right? You gotta’ love Obama. When the going gets tough, just punt so you can blame everyone else later.
It’s funny. I’m starting to think the biggest ally we’ve had in preventing Obamacare from being passed might just be Obama.