Mr. Stephens can’t resist the continuing temptation of baiting the readership of the New York Times. To that reader, Obama plays the role of ‘Liberal’, rather than what he is politically, a Neo-Liberal i.e. a New Democrat. In sum, Obama is Heroic when compared to the utterly vulgar Carnival Barker Trump. But the reality is that the whole of America’s political class is in a state of political/moral collapse. As I write this, on August 18,2017, the comments on Mr. Stephens’ polemic have reached 1211.
Headline: Trump, Obama and the Politics of Evasion
His polemic is consistent in repeating the Neo-Conservative Party Line, as it evolves from his pen: he riffs on his theme as the expression- like the lawyer in America’s ‘Law Courts’ his ‘guiding principal’ is his self-serving mendacity, allied to his worship of the Bitch Goddess! Not to speak of the natural bellicosity of the Armchair General, a grand tradition in the life world of Neo-Conservatism. In this episode of the American Political Melodrama, Obama is the object of Mr. Stephens’ scorn and contempt, while Trump plays the role of the bearer of reason. The world turned upside down, the hallmark of the political Straussian.