Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, January 23, 2017

I Hate This

The Washington Post has a list of things Obama promised that he succeeded at, compromised on or failed at.

He "failed to live up to his promise" on most issues, because Congress wouldn't act.

I'm sorry, but that's a terrible way of looking at things.  He didn't "break the promises" he made, he - for the most part - tried and failed.

This is why we have broken politics, because a good newspaper like the WaPo can't seem to understand that Congress is a co-equal branch of government.

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