“Professor” Obama

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To continue on this Obama-as-academic theme, one congressman is rather annoyed with the president. According to an article by Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-California) in The Hill:

After observing President Obama for the last three years, it has become obvious to me that the president might prefer to be a university professor rather than do the job he holds today. While he might not realize that he feels this way, the evidence is very clear to those who work with or watch him closely.

Early in his administration, President/Professor Obama repeatedly referred to “teaching moments.” He would admonish staff, members of Congress and the public, in speeches and in private, about what they could learn from him. Rather than the ideological or corrupt “I’m above the law” attitudes of some past administrations, President Obama projected an arrogant “I’m right, you’re wrong” demeanor that alienated many potential allies.

Ah yes, if only the president of the United States were an entirely different person. Say, a peanut farmer, a Hollywood actor, a solider, or a crippled aristocrat.

Well, I’m pretty sure Cardoza would still prefer Professor Obama to those folksy, charming Republican presidential candidates we’ve got.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer