From the Washington Post via Harper’s here:
The system—and by this we mean the constitutional structure of checks and balances—requires policymakers to settle for incremental changes. Mr. Obama has scored several ambitious but incomplete reforms that have made people’s lives better while ideologues on both sides took potshots.
I don’t remember that speech Abraham Lincoln gave where he said he was going to start the process of freeing the slaves but he was going to do it really incrementally because he didn’t want to damage the profits of slave owners. Am I wrong on my American history?
It does seem to be an extremely thin argument to say that Obama was a great President for making incremental changes. It sounds very post modern and frankly like a load of shit.