Obama can’t get no relief from those mainstream leftist fascists like Frank Rich. The one-time theater critic and rugby scrum pal of Imus et al. has stumbled accidentally on a scandalizing truth: Obama is all air.
Is it a fair critique? Certainly his pirouette today on Wall Street bolster’s Rich’s case. The speech offered no new policy approaches. As an admonition it can hardly intimidate an industry and state of mind whose bonus levels already equal 2007. After all, they can watch the health care debate as well as anyone. They know it’s unlikely that any financial reform legislation will make it through Congress this year. And second, they know a flincher when they see it. “Blue Horseshoe loves Annacot Steel” is quaint beyond the telling of it.