The Corner

‘The Liberal Temper Tantrum’

I’m on the same page as VDH in a piece on the home page today, looking at Joe Klein, Jacob Weisberg, Kurt Andersen, and Paul Krugman as examples of the angry and frustratated liberal reaction to Obama’s difficulties:

The great temper tantrum has begun. It involves as much red-faced foot-stomping, breath-holding, and chair-pounding as you’d expect from a five-year-old who didn’t get a Zhu Zhu for Christmas last year.

Liberal pundits are beginning to grapple with the fact that President Obama’s “transformational” agenda may be dead, and are lashing out at the American public and our institutions of government. That President Obama himself might be at fault for reaching for too much, too fast, apparently never enters their minds.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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