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The irony of Barack Obama's presidency in one sentence

Posted on AllSides August 6th, 2014
From The Left

Reid Cherlin nails the central irony of Barack Obama's presidency in one sentence:

[T]hey have managed over six years to accomplish much of what Obama promised to do, even if accomplishing it helped speed the process of partisan breakdown.

The 2008 Democratic primary was, as Mark Schmitt wrote, a "theory of change" primary. The different candidates didn't disagree all that much about what to do. They disagreed about how to get it done.

Hillary Clinton's argument was that she best understood the conflictual nature of American politics: she had fought...

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http://www.vox.com/2014/8/6/5974807/the-deep-irony-of-barack-obamas-presidency-in-one-sentence

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