Leadership, New York Times style
It has slowly dawned on Americans that their system of government has a blocking minority in the Senate, in that a three-fifths majority is needed to overcome a filibuster (talking until time runs out and a bill falls). This has produced a lot of displacement commentary, in the form of criticisms of Barack Obama for his failure to lead.
Now Jon Favreau (pictured), the President’s speechwriter until three months ago, has had enough:
The commentariat has had plenty of advice for the president over the last few weeks about leadership, little of it helpful, realistic, or specific—unless you count Maureen Dowd’s incisive suggestion that the White House create charts with the names of congressmen whose votes they need, a sentence that was actually published in The New York Times.
Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan (semi-paywall).Tagged in: barack obama, gun-control
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