Our democracy hasn’t been hitting on all cylinders, but not to worry; Mr. Hopewrench is on the job.
President Obama said Sunday that the United States is still “working on” democracy and a top aide said he has taken “historic steps” to improve democracy in the United States during his time in office.As Jennifer Rubin says,
[W]hat has Obama done that qualifies as historic steps to improve our own democracy? I’m stumped to think of a single thing. Great transparency? Hmm. Haven’t seen that in the health-care legislative process or elsewhere. Toleration and civility for the opposition? Puhleez. Does Obama regard his own presidency as some historic leap forward for American democracy? Apparently so, a troubling sign that his narcissism continues to grow by leaps and bounds.Or, as President Sarkozy of France might put it, “Sacre bleu! Ze Américain has ze bad case of ze folie de grandeur, no?”