The president and his fans say the best is yet to come. That can’t be good.
Given that Obama won re-election largely by not talking about his record, it’s probably not surprising that so many people don’t seem to have noticed what happened from 2009 through 2012.
After all that, what would Obama fans consider an ambitious second-term agenda? I guess mandatory self-esteem boosts, universal health care for cats, and a global war on melancholy haven’t been tried yet. But Obama’s penchant for intervening in all aspects of American life (according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, he added 11,327 pages to the Code of Federal Regulations, a 7.4 percent increase, in his first three years) while overlooking constitutional niceties has produced a consistent pattern: As you get more regulation, you get less law.
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