A historic figure making history, this is emerging as an over-arching theme—if not obsession—in the Obama presidency....
The old fashioned, big government liberalism that Mr. Obama uses to make himself history-making also alienates him in the center-right America of today. It makes him the most divisive president in memory—a president who elicits narcissistic identification on the one hand and an enraged tea party movement on the other. His health-care victory has renewed his narcissistic charge for the moment, but if he continues to be a 1965 liberal it will become more and more impossible for Americans to see themselves in him.
March 31, 2010
"But if the old bowing and boyish president is receding, a new and more ominous president is emerging."
Shelby Steele examines the new Barack Obama, after the health care fight: