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Barack Obama, the adolescent president


Recently, Barack Obama ??? a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment ??? spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue ??? in 2012, he received 67???percent of the vote in Ann Arbor???s county ??? after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep.???Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a ???meanwich??? and a ???stinkburger.???

Try to imagine Franklin Roosevelt or Dwight Eisenhower or John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan talking like that. It is unimaginable that those grown-ups would resort to japes that fourth-graders would not consider sufficiently clever for use on a playground.

Recently, Barack Obama ??? a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment ??? spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue ??? in 2012, he received67???percent of the vote in Ann Arbor???s county ??? after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep.???Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a ???meanwich??? and a ???stinkburger.???

Try to imagine Franklin Roosevelt or Dwight Eisenhower or John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan talking like that. It is unimaginable that those grown-ups would resort to japes that fourth-graders would not consider sufficiently clever for use on a playground.