Monday, March 14, 2011

Dreams of My Chairman: Obama's Envy of China's Dictatorship

 Last Friday's Vital Signs post about President Obama's latest whining seemed to hit the spot with an awful lot of folks. If you were one of them, you'll find Michael Goodwin's New York Post article a good read too.

First I did a double take. He said what? I read it again and the shock waves followed.

A beleaguered President Obama has told aides it would be so much easier to be the president of China, The New York Times reports.

There are two ways to read the remark, which is attributed to anonymous aides. One is that Obama resents the burden of global leadership that comes with the American presidency. The other is that he longs for an authoritarian system, where he need tolerate no dissent.

Under either or both interpretations, his confession carries a dose of self-pity that means Obama has hit a wall.

He is in over his head, and he knows it...

(Thanks to Dan Connor for the alert.)