Michael van der Galien

Obama is a Leader Without a Cause

Posted on January 5 2010 3:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Journalists like to believe that if they are getting criticism from both sides of the story, they must be doing something right. This is not true for journalists — they may actually have gotten the story doubly wrong — and it is certainly not true for political figures. In Obama’s case, his misfortune is to be a leader without a cause.

He wanted a health care bill. Why? To cover the uncovered. Maybe. To rein in the insurance companies. Maybe. To lower costs. Maybe. What mattered most was getting a bill, any bill. This is not a cause. It’s a notch on a belt.

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