Well, the president has a choice. He can do a genuine pivot to the center the way that Bill Clinton did when he suffered a defeat early in his first term, or he can fake it.
I guess that he is going to attempt the second, and that is for two reasons. The first is that he is not a hostage of the party's left, he is a man of the left. Clinton was a man of the center. He had long been in the DLC, which is the centrist faction of his party.
Obama is a man — Harvard faculty club, 20 years in the pew of Jeremiah Wright, a friend of William Ayers and Rashid Khalidi, the PLO propagandist. This is who he is and where he lived, and you saw it all in his agenda this year. It was a left-wing agenda.
But secondly, it's a question of his vanity. He's a man who believes that he can still do the magic. He's a man who believes with his silver tongue he can talk ayatollahs into giving up nukes; with silver tongue he can talk America into believing you can expand health-care by 30 million people and cut costs at the same time.
And a man who said even last week after the Massachusetts defeat, it was because of insufficiency of communication with the American people. This is a guy who has been on the tube practically every night.
This is a man who I think will fake a pivot and will at least attempt it and see if it works. We saw a hint of that when he announced the [discretionary spending] freeze yesterday, which is in and of itself a phony and a fraud.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
OBAMA IS A LEFT-WING NARCISSIST WHO WILL FAKE A PIVOT TO THE CENTER
Posted by Reliapundit at 5:50 PM