Jonah Goldberg says that Democrats are getting “a taste of Obama’s arrogance.”
“Let’s suppose you are trying to bring a friend around to your point of view,” [Washington Post lickspit Dana] Milbank writes. “Would you tell her she’s emotional, illogical, outdated, and not very smart? Would you complain that he’s being dishonest, fabricating falsehoods and denying reality with his knee-jerk response?”
“Such a method of a persuasion is likelier to get you a black eye than a convert,” Milbank notes. “Yet this is how President Obama treats his fellow Democrats on trade . . .”
Yes, well, true enough. But lost on Milbank is the fact that this is precisely how Obama treats everyone who disagrees with him. When Obama — who ran for office touting his ability to work with Republicans and vowing to cure the partisan dysfunction in Washington — treated Republicans in a far ruder and shabbier way, Milbank celebrated.
Of course he did.
Anyway, read the whole thing, which includes the best short history of that all-too-revealing health care summit from 2010.