In Maureen Dowd’s new column in the New York Times, titled “Obama, just too good for us,” revolves around Ben Rhodes’ upcoming book, we find this:
Obama did not like persuading people to do what they didn’t want to do. And that is the definition of politics. He wanted them simply to do what he had ascertained to be right.
You know, Dowd isn’t wrong about Obama, though I’m sure she intended that as a compliment. He much preferred force over persuasion, as his administration’s track record proves. Team Obama would even gladly punch nuns in the face if they weren’t falling in line:
'Obama’s War on Poor Nuns': He unjustly forces his birth-control mandate on the penniless caregivers of the elderly. http://t.co/bcchMuqd93
— National Review (@NRO) January 10, 2014
Obama Administration Urges Court to Reject Nuns’ Health Law Challenge http://t.co/JPwcmm434F
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 3, 2014
Also, how many new regulations did the president who “did not like persuading people to do what they didn’t want to do” enact to strong arm the private sector?
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 21, 2016
Obama wanted people “simply to do what he had ascertained to be right” — and the liberal Resistance calls TRUMP the totalitarian wannabe?