“Much like the long-running national debates about jumping off a roof, licking electrical sockets, and gargling with thumbtacks, the vexing question of whether children should fire military weapons does not appear headed for a swift resolution.”
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In truth, Obama’s golf habit… is one of the best things about his presidency. Unconsciously, President Obama is doing a good thing for the American Republic. He’s helping us to disgorge an overly symbolic view of the presidency, in which the president is the ever-present lawman, the people’s official therapist, and the embodiment of the public mood.
The presidency is a job, not a divine office(via theweekmagazine)
Also, we need to remember two things: (1) The president is only the tip of a vast bureaucracy. Even when he’s not there, the rest of the government functions. (2) The president is not required to solve every problem or weigh in on every issue. Especially “small government” types should applaud that.