I Would Really Like To Know: Does She Honestly Believe This, or Is Her Job To Spin This Kind of BS With A Straight Face
I can create a long list of reasons for disliking Republicans, but Nancy Pelosi just seems either totally insane or totally brazen when she makes this observation about Obama and Republicans:
“He [President Obama] has been … open, practically apolitical, certainly nonpartisan, in terms of welcoming every idea and solution. I think that’s one of the reasons the Republicans want to take him down politically, because they know he is a nonpartisan president, and that’s something very hard for them to cope with.”
As a truly non-partisan observer, I would say that I have not seen a President in my lifetime as empty of strategic thinking and substantive ideas. Jeez, Bill Clinton did more substantive thinking in the shower in the morning than Obama has done in five years. This man is all hyper-divisive rhetoric. If Obama supporters want to compare him to a great leader, he reminds me in some ways of Bismark in the sense that Bismark was the master of negative integration, of defining an internal enemy (a Reichsfeinde) on every issue and marginalizing that enemy to unify everyone else on his side. Of course, eventually, the legacy of that approach did not work out so well.