Joseph Sobran on Barack Obama
"Liberal high hopes for our first black president were a hangover from the naive old belief in the Noble Savage," he writes — Calling Dr. Johnson. He later writes:
- Obama may be the perfect representative of a nation that no longer speaks the language of its ancestors. True, he is more fluent than George W. Bush, but both have done much to bring government into disrepute.
To dispraise Obama is by no means to praise Bush. On the contrary, Obama’s presidency is the result of Bush’s. Americans today grossly overvalue politics and regard political victories as substantive achievements.