Froma Harrop is very, very upset that mean people are picking on President Obama:
Gulf Coast residents are supposedly mad at President Obama for not keeping the oil from threatening their beaches and marshes. We hear this in stereo — from political opposition on the right and liberal pundits bored by the president’s cerebral approach to problem-solving.
Stopping the waves is a job for Neptune, not a president. Obama cannot raise his trident and force the oil back into the hole.
…we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.
If you don’t want your term in office judged by the standards one would use for a Greek demigod, then don’t run as one. And if you’re upset that people are so unreasonably insistent that a politician actually be forced to own his own rhetoric… well, suffer.
*Such as they are.
**It is a nasty, self-congratulatory little speech, isn’t it? Not to mention ladled with unintentional irony, although that’s sort of retroactive.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.