Monday, July 25, 2011

President Vanity and Naivete

George Will, Congress stand its ground:
Between 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday, the nation began a constitutional course-correction. The current occupant’s vanity and naivete — a dangerous amalgam — are causing the modern presidency to buckle beneath the weight of its pretenses. And Congress is reasserting its responsibilities.
I thought the most impressive part of Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner's remarks Friday after The One's meltdown was this: 
"I take the same oath of office as the president of the United States. I've got the same responsibilities as the president of the United States. And I think that's for both of us to do what's in the best interest of our country. And I can tell you that it's not in the best interest of our country to raise taxes during this difficult economy," he said.
The president is making yet another speech tonight.

We the people may listen...or we may not.

Via RCP: House GOP Outlines Two-Step Plan; Vote Could Come Wednesday. NRO summary of the plan.

Related post: It worked so well in Chicago


Quite Rightly said...

"We may listen...or we may not."

Been there, done that.

Count me among the nots.

Anne said...

He is truly tedious