The Mary Poppins Presidency
Walter Hudson of PJMedia nails it.
Indeed, if jobs come from executive orders, what have we been waiting for? How bad was the president going to let things get before rescuing the economy with a piece of paper?
Somehow with the stroke of a pen the President is going to make things right. No more cajoling and prodding the lumpen Congress to pass legislation. The President will unleash his magic pen - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, - and create jobs.
Hudson quotes Sheila Jackson Lee of the Democratic Full Employment Caucus who maintains that all it takes is to "write up these executive orders - draft them, of course - and ask the president to stand with us on full employment."
This troubling word-magic mentality is becoming increasingly evident to a number of political analysts. George Will comments that the "word-magic" mentality of the President and his minions is becoming downright scary. It is becoming more and more evident that the President thinks "that saying things is tantamount to accomplishing things, and that good intentions are good deeds,"
Many of the words and numbers bandied by Obama and his administration may reflect an honest belief that the world is whatever well-intentioned people like them say about it. So, Obama's critics should reconsider their assumption that he is cynical. It is his sincerity that is scary.
Now if only that change of wind will come and the wondrous Mary Poppins will disappear into the clouds maybe Congress can get on with the real problems facing the Nation.