Syndicated columnist George Will had some harsh words for Barack Obama Sunday.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, he said, “The education of this president is a protracted and often amusing process” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: Not to put too fine a point on it, George, but it's those outdated agencies the President talks about that he, under ObamaCare, is going to have oversee, what, about a sixth of the economy.
GEORGE WILL: The education of this president is a protracted and often amusing process - as it was this week - as he continues to alight upon the obvious with a sense of profound and original discovery. He's alighting on what is obvious to governors. This is really why we should have governors more often than senators as president.
The president is saying the trouble with big government is it's so darned big. And like a lot of other big organisms - dinosaurs spring to mind - it has a central nervous system, it’s sclerotic, it's governed by inertia, and it’s hard to move. This from a man who's devoted his life to increasing the power of government as an instrument of the redistribution of income because government is wiser than markets at that. It’s, as I say, highly amusing.
Actually, it might be amusing for commentators, but it's not amusing for Americans to watch a president in his second term still learning the basics about how our government works.
This is indeed why we rarely in our history elect senators as president and instead rely on governors that have demonstrated an ability to govern.
Unfortunately, the media didn't care about this in 2008 as they aided and abetted the election of a junior senator from Illinois with absolutely no qualifications for the highest office in the land other than being a charismatic Democrat that they fell in love with.
What might end up being sadder is it looks like after eight years of this failed experiment they're going to back another Democrat they're in love with who also has no experience running anything.
Are liberal media members capable of learning from their mistakes?