It was to be expected: The recent round of scandals surrounding President Obama has prompted conservatives to a chorus of every ideologue’s favorite rallying cry: “I told you so!”
What we were told in this case is not merely that President Obama is a poor leader—though there’s an element of that in the recent schadenfreude. Instead, what conservatives are happy to proclaim these days is that the Obama scandals—and the abuse of power they perhaps portend—prove that liberalism is wrong and conservatives are right.
I respect Marines. I’ve known a few, know how rough and tough and loyal and committed they can be, both to each other and to their mission. I know I’ve never possessed the physical resources to be a Marine, and their “see the hill, take the hill” ethos has usually been refashioned to “see the donut, take the donut” in my own hands. They've given more and sacrificed more in defense of this country than I have at my piddly little keyboard.
Here’s a not-so-modest prediction about the near future of our politics:
• President Obama will be impeached within a year for one (or more) of the current “scandals” buzzing around his administration. Take your pick: Benghazi, the IRS, or the seizure of AP reporter phone records.
• When that happens, Amercia may become completely, finally ungovernable.
Well, at least Daniel Snyder never owned Chink’s Steaks.
Chink’s, you’ll remember, is the northeast Philly steak shop that changed its name to Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop a couple of months ago, after years of protests that the name was insensitive to Asian-Americans. Shop owner Joe Groh wanted to expand his business, and he did—and he made the right decision, it appears: The shop just made Zagat’s list of Top 10 Philly “guilty pleasures” in part because the name change meant customers didn’t have to feel too guilty. Changing the name to reflect 21st-century sensibilities, it seems, was a smart move by Groh.