DECONSTRUCTING OBAMA – The 1st in a series from the great Dan Mitchell with excerpts from the great Richard Epstein.
I’ve argued that Obama’s not a socialist.
I wasn’t trying to defend him. I was simply making the point that it’s technically more accurate to refer to him as a statist or a corporatist.
But he may be even worse than that, at least according to a must-read Kevin Williamson analysis of Obama for National Review.
He starts with how Obama seems to be a run-of-the-mill leftist.
Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes an alarming number of authentic radicals, but the president’s politics are utterly conventional managerial liberalism.
But Kevin then suggests that there’s something different about the President.
President Obama is nonetheless something new to the American experience, and troubling. It is not simply the content of his…
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