Leave it to Charles Krauthammer to explain in nice, clear language precisely why Obama’s open mic statements justify voters booting him out of office without regard to any other issues.
Incidentally, Peggy Noonan has been taking heat for writing an article expressing surprise that Obama isn’t trustworthy. I am
now not a Peggy Noonan fan. I’ve long thought she’s overrated both as a writer and as a thinker (where she often comes across as a RINO). However, I’m inclined to cut her some slack here, because I wonder if she isn’t taking a page out of Jim Geraghty’s book. It was Geraghty, after all, who suggested (somewhere that I can’t find now) that, while people are slow to change their minds if that means they have to admit that the were wrong in the first place, they’ll be remarkably quick to turn on someone if they think they’ve been conned. That means that the best way to convince overly optimistic RINO’s and lukewarm Dems that they should vote against Obama in November, after having voted for Obama in 2008, is to sympathize with the fact that someone lied to them, rather than to castigate them for being fools.
UPDATE: Thanks to Ymarsakar for catching my typo. I’m definitely not a Peggy Noonan fan, and I apologize for misleading people into thinking the opposite.