What would we do without Eugene Robinson?

In his WaPo column today entitled “The spoiled-brat American electorate,” Eugene Robinson accurately pushpins us right to the setup board when it comes to our ability to find solutions to national problems through politics.

Here’s a piece:

The nation demands the impossible: quick, painless solutions to long-term, structural problems. While they’re running for office, politicians of both parties encourage this kind of magical thinking. When they get into office, they’re forced to try to explain that things aren’t quite so simple — that restructuring our economy, renewing the nation’s increasingly rickety infrastructure, reforming an unsustainable system of entitlements, redefining America’s position in the world and all the other massive challenges that face the country are going to require years of effort. But the American people don’t want to hear any of this. They want somebody to make it all better. Now.

You can read the whole column HERE.

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Posted on September 3, 2010, in campaign, Congress, Economics, Opinion, Politics, President Obama, Press, quote, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This statement would imply that our powers that be are powerless. Actually, all we want are unbroken promises.

  2. How is 18 months wanting it “now”?

  3. He did a real rant last night on the Maddow show about the latest Republican revisionist story of the civil rights era. I’m glad I caught it as I rarely watch. Worth finding and watching. He was great.

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