David Brooks, in his NYT op-ed column, suggests that " Obama, a natural unifier and conciliator, seems on the verge of running as a divisive populist..." and that this would be disastrous for his presidential campaign.
Maybe David Brooks is right –
I’d rather deal than fight,
But it’s not all black and white
Because I’ve got the same old plight:
Which one of them can make a deal?
John Boehner’s not forthright,
Mitch McConnell’s too uptight,
Eric Cantor’s not polite,
And Jim DeMint is just a fright.
More than once I’ve tried to heal
Our wounds and bring about a real
Grand Bargain to end our debt ordeal.
But Boehner’s locked up tight
By party screamers who’ll indict
Him as a traitor if a deal might
include a tax increase, however slight.
So David, your thoughts have great appeal
And I hate to seem puerile
But I’ve had it with the right
And now it’s time to fight!