“Act like you know what you’re doing and you can get away with almost anything,” my older brother once told me. What he didn’t tell me was “if you do this, you’ll almost certainly get into almost everything.”
Barack Obama never heard my brother’s advice, but he’s certainly acted as if he did. He’s gotten into banks, car companies, and thousands of mortgages. He is involved in wars in Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. He raids medical marijuana clinics, passes U.N. resolutions, and yet can’t even pass his own budget.
The president has acted the part and intervened in the economy, society, and the world in nearly every possible way in his two year, learn-by-doing presidency. Now that he’s gotten into almost everything, the question for 2012 is, can he act his way out?