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Mini-Rumination: An Interesting Perspective on Obama

If you’re a liberal, you may think President Obama is a candy-assed disappointment.  If you’re a conservative, you may think he’s a Kenyan socialist who’s out to destroy the country.

But here’s another perspective, courtesy of Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein in his review of two books about the president and politics in the latest edition of the New York Review of Books:

Somehow, a president whose platform consists of Mitt Romney’s health care bill, Newt Gingrich’s environmental policies, John McCain’s deficit-financed payroll tax cuts, George W. Bush’s bailouts of failing banks and corporations, and a mixture of the Bush and Clinton tax rates has been recast as the greatest threat to capitalism since Karl Marx sat down for a beer with Friedrich Engels.

Interesting, no?