Do You Think He Knows What He’s Doing? by James Bowman – The New Criterion

Once again, as he did with the Ground Zero Mosque (or non-Ground Zero non-Mosque, as its apologists are all now careful to put it), President Obama continues to show what a political tin ear he has. Glenn Beck comes to town with hundreds of thousands of supporters in the name of “Restoring Honor” and the President goes into full “clinging to their guns and religion” mode. Who can be against “Restoring Honor”? you might ask. He is, apparently. Or rather, in conversation with Brian Williams, he once again chooses to play the intellectual, rather than an American leader, by telling his sycophantic interlocutor that the Beckites who had descended on Washington didn’t really care about honor or religion or patriotism as, simpletons that they are, they thought they did. No, their real concern was with what he has been spending his time on these last 19 months: health care, the regulation of financial markets and the fact that, as he (incredibly) put it, “we’ve slipped in terms of the number of college graduates.”

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