Gloria Borger, in an odd op-ed that doesn't particularly seem to make a point, now states that President Obama has somehow "transformed... from the mild-mannered Clark Kent into, well, Superman." No liberal bias, huh?
The piece's main gist is this: evil "Republicans" went against "liberals" and "the rest of us" by demanding spending cuts, while refusing to raise taxes. President Obama's speech this week "transformed" him from an average person into Superman because he began to "play the game." Or something like that. Quite frankly, it's hard to say what Ms. Borger is really talking about, because at one moment she calls Mr. Obama Superman, and the next she says "the rest of us" (who "the rest of us" are, she never specifies) are waiting for the real Superman.
Either way, Ms. Borger says that Obama transformed or something, but his speech was "politics." And yet, "the rest of us" (once again, undefined), cannot "really fault the White House for playing politics with Republicans who have refused to cut the big deals."
Well, I can and I bet a lot of "us" can. I don't know who the "rest of us" are, but I bet most can find fault with a President politicking. Even Ms. Borger says it's only "politics," that it's "not intellectually satisfying," and it may not get through Congress. I can see three huge faults right there, Ms. Borger. You may want to read your own piece.
So he joined the game [again, what's with this game?]. Maybe it's the opening salvo, and maybe something will come of this kabuki. But there is a final calculation here: if nothing comes out of the supercommittee, the president would be less damaged than the Congress.But I thought Obama was Superman. You said it yourself just a few paragraphs ago.
As for the rest of us, we're still Waiting for Superman. The real one.
This is one of the worst pieces of garbage that I've ever read on CNN. And I've been reading (occasional) articles on CNN for some time.