Friday, February 19, 2010

The Economist: It's Obama's Fault, Not The System's (Updated)

From across the pond, an interesting analysis about what's gone wrong recently:

"It is not so much that America is ungovernable, as that Mr Obama has done a lousy job of winning over Republicans and independents to the causes he favours. If, instead of handing over health care to his party’s left wing, he had lived up to his promise to be a bipartisan president and courted conservatives by offering, say, reform of the tort system, he might have got health care through; by giving ground on nuclear power, he may now stand a chance of getting a climate bill. Once Mr Clinton learned the advantages of co-operating with the Republicans, the country was governed better."

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE: The Great Charles Krauthammer dismisses the growing "America's Ungovernable" story line being pushed by the left. 

Indeed - it's not that the country can't be governed, it's that Obama is incompetent.

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