But I didn’t. Rather, the king of the bon mot, the all-supreme wizard of the well-turned phrase, Mark Steyn, said it.
What did he say, you ask? Why, this:
Yet one way to look at the current “leader of the free world” is this: If he were working for the other side, what exactly would he be doing differently?
It’s the phrase of the month… of the year! Of the last six bleak, dismal, dreary, sad, bedraggled years.
Even worse, yes, it’s a clever turn of phrase, but … it’s a serious question.
Go ahead, take a stab at answering it.
Steyn posed the above question here.
In that same piece Steyn also, quite indignantly, suggests that we all stop comparing Obama to Neville Chamberlain, and I think his point was well-made; at least Chamberlain was an honorable man.
Chamberlain, Steyn says, got the major issue of his day wrong, but no one ever questioned his abiding love for his own country. In other words, no one ever questioned the idea that Chamberlain was at least trying to get it right.
The very best that one can say about Obama is that he’s just not even trying. That he’s just mailing it in. The worst one can say about Obama is a whole heckuva lot worse, and more darkly disturbing, than that.