Jonah Goldberg in Chi Trib discusses the clash of idealism and realism in the Obama White House, where the true believers clash with Rahm Emanuel. Obama
wants to be “transformative” like Ronald Reagan. But such a transformation requires an electorate willing and capable of being transformed. Obama and his acolytes misread the public, thinking voters were as worshipful as they were.
Some of us never were, but lots were. Trouble is for the true B’s,
Emanuel’s understanding of the political landscape puts him in the reality-based community. And that is a community the Obama cult refuses to join.
It’s just as well. Either way, it’s bad for the U.S., whether more or less socialism. The former is not passing, as we know. The latter might, and that would be very bad.