Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Wait and see how flexible Obama will be
Posted on 04/08/2012 9:28:09 AM PDT by Rummyfan
As Bob Hope and Bing Crosby observed in "The Road To Bali":
"He gets his shirts straight from Paris
Cigarettes from the Nile
He talks like a highbrow
But he plays Chicago style..."
I've no idea where President Barack Obama gets his shirts and smokes, but he certainly talks like a highbrow, sufficiently so to persuade presidential historian Michael Beschloss to pronounce him the day after the 2008 election "the smartest president ever." Yet, in the end, he plays Chicago style. You can take the community organizer out of Chicago, but you can't take the Chicago out of the community organizer. Or as the Agence France-Presse headline put it, "Combative Obama Warns Supreme Court On Health Law."
Headlines in which the executive "warns" the courts are usually the province of places like Balochistan, where powerful Cabinet ministers are currently fuming at the Chief Justice's determination to stop them kidnapping citizens and holding them for ransom literally, that is, not merely figuratively, as in America. But, here as there, when Obama "warns" the Supreme Court "over health law," it's their health prospects he has in mind. He cautioned the justices "an unelected group of people" not to take the "unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...
They read like something from The Onion. Not even O-zero could be so dense.... Could he?