W. vs. the One

by Jay Nordlinger

Barack Obama, the constitutional scholar, has an interesting view of his subject, the Constitution: If the Congress isn’t willing to do what the president wants, the president gets to go ahead and do it anyway. Or is that only when the president is Barack Obama?

I was thinking of George W. Bush — no constitutional expert, like the One, just some schmo who earned degrees from Andover, Yale, and Harvard. He campaigned very hard for Social Security reform. (The Right never gave him any credit for this, by the way. They never gave him any help, either. And the Left, naturally, was impossible.) He could not get the Congress, or the people — same difference, really — to go along.

The fool: He should have pouted and arranged for it to be done regardless. Like the One.

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