The Hands-Tied Presidency

‘Divided government has been a staple of American politics for many years, and Mr. Obama, a former professor of constitutional law, needs no education in the system of checks and balances. But analysts usually emphasize other factors. In ideological terms there is a Tea Party-caffeinated insurgency within the House Republican caucus. In personal terms, there is Mr. Obama’s inability to charm adversaries as Ronald Reagan did.’

Sam Tanehaus, NYT, 7th September 2013


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September 9, 2013 · 1:34 am

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