The things that others have seen as nits are, to me, tell-tale flaws in basic character. The alarming speed of the annexation of power, while exciting for the Marxists among us, makes me believe there is a rush to consolidate into a position of a lifetime office holder. How much closer to many South American democracies are we now since January 20?
We are much further than we were January 20. We have taken away many of the signing statements that circumvented elements of the Constitution, normal signs of a Banana Republic. We have quit pissing off our neighbors, a normal sign of a Banana Republic. We have quit the chest puffery of silly foreign policy that is a hallmark of a Banana Republic. We have stabilized our monetary policy and stabilized our Dollar, something that is somewhat elusive to most Banana Republics.
Oh, and we are acting like grown ups instead of uttering "Stay the Course" or "with Us or Agin' Us" as we move through troubled times.
And we have made some very hard, responsible decisions that are going to cost us much as we try to dig our economy out of the caved recession that we are in, much like those recessions generated by illiterate dictators in Banana Republics.
But most important most of WE are not trying to tie the requests of the Congressman from Hartmarx' District to a supposed "character flaw" of a President. As noted in the article, Obama has not commented, nor has his Secretary of the Treasury. But those facts seem way to obvious when there is a possibility of a "nit".