Friday, March 12, 2010

Obama trying to do too much? ('09)

This letter of mine was published in the LATimes in April 2009:

Is President Obama trying to do too much?

I always felt that doing too much was one of the most insidiously effective strategies of the George W. Bush administration.

Every day, there was another horrible appointment or decision. By the time you put together a plan to move against one outrage, two more cropped up in entirely different policy areas. Perpetually off-balance, opponents never had time to whip up sufficient political momentum to overturn anything.

I think it's a lesson Team Obama has learned well.

1 comment:

  1. Related to this letter.... Just last week, I ran across this quote: "One of capitalism’s defences is the outrage-fatigue it engenders." (China Miéville, London's Overthrow)