Monday, April 27, 2009

whatever's "left" of political prudence

Robert Kuttner reads the signs and is rightly skeptical of Obama's will to enduring change:
When Lyndon Johnson advised his aides, just days after President Kennedy was assassinated, that he intended to use his presidency to enact landmark civil rights laws, he was warned that it was far too early to risk the nation's support on something so controversial. "Hell," Johnson replied, "What's the presidency for?"

Barack Obama, after nearly a hundred days[...]has yet to decide what his presidency is for.

Read the whole thing.

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