Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Well written, but its axioms are based on mind reading that I don't agree with:

"But he seems quite happy to accept and either hold in reserve or use the, in my view, illegitimate accretions to executive power made under Bush"

"Obama will acquiesce to such reform as Congress is frightened into by an alarmed public"

"he wants to facilitate the workings of the existing order"

"Obama identifies with that 0.1%."

"an internalized inability to see the problem if it means going against the pillars of the existing order"

It seems you're basing your argument on negative perceptions that I just don't see.

What, very specifically, do you think he could have done, considering the long game, that he did not do?

I guess I'm admitting I'm not a better tactician than Obama, especially since I have no access to the facial expressions of the gunslingers for the military prison insurance pharmaceutical complexes that he's dealing with.

I don't think Obama's chicken. I respect him for still being alive and still fighting. And he IS fighting, just maybe not exactly how you wish.

If you need evidence, log on to RedState.com

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Sun Dec 20th, 2009 at 05:18:43 PM EST
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