HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » In the name of unity, can... » Reply #21

Response to ProudToBeLiberal (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 09:37 PM

21. He's been wonderful.

The nuts-and-bolts of President Obama's political acumen will be studied by scholars for the next 200 years.

Getting tax cuts for the rich to expire, then luring Republicans into holding the government hostage to bring the tax cuts back, then using that to force the GOP to agree to cut a trillion dollars out of the defense budget was the most brilliant political maneuvering I have ever seen.

His ability to focus the hatred of his enemies back upon themselves is legendary and will surely form part of the American mythos from now on.

And he did it all while being personally above reproach, picking competent and scandal-avoidant underlings, and rarely if ever losing his composure in public. He is the model President of the modern age, and we are unlikely to get so lucky twice in my lifetime.

I wish he weren't such a moderate, though. But I can accept his centrism in exchange for his unflappable competence. He was the President we needed at the exact time that we needed it.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 32 replies Author Time Post
ProudToBeLiberal May 2016 OP
Agnosticsherbet May 2016 #1
Baobab May 2016 #17
Agnosticsherbet May 2016 #23
Baobab May 2016 #29
Agnosticsherbet May 2016 #30
Baobab May 2016 #31
JonLeibowitz May 2016 #2
ProudToBeLiberal May 2016 #3
JonLeibowitz May 2016 #4
ProudToBeLiberal May 2016 #7
JonLeibowitz May 2016 #9
ProudToBeLiberal May 2016 #12
pkdu May 2016 #6
JonLeibowitz May 2016 #10
Duckhunter935 May 2016 #24
JonLeibowitz May 2016 #25
Thinkingabout May 2016 #5
sadoldgirl May 2016 #8
yourpaljoey May 2016 #11
grasswire May 2016 #13
Armstead May 2016 #14
Warren DeMontague May 2016 #15
Warren DeMontague May 2016 #16
riderinthestorm May 2016 #18
dchill May 2016 #19
tokenlib May 2016 #20
LineReply He's been wonderful.
sofa king May 2016 #21
fun n serious May 2016 #22
ucrdem May 2016 #26
DerekG May 2016 #27
Bluenorthwest May 2016 #28
aikoaiko May 2016 #32
Please login to view edit histories.