President Obama has had a rough week. The economic recovery has taken a nose dive with stock market crashes, Standard and Poors downgraded our Credit rating for the first time in history. The 11th District court declared ObomaCare unconstitutional. And a judge threw out an Obaman rules intended to slow down Oil and grass drilling.
Polls show his approval ratings are down and all the while candidates are drawing cheers throughout the country while Republicans are having a hayday focusing on how they would do things different.
President Obama went and played golf. Cant really blame him. His troubles are beginning to weigh heavily on him. As he explained when He compared himself to Martin Luther King.
And now that King has his own memorial on the Mall I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times. There was a decade that followed the great successes of Birmingham and Selma in which he was just struggling, fighting the good fight, and scorned, and many folks angry. But what he understood, what kept him going, was that the arc of moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. But it doesn’t bend on its own. It bends because all of us are putting our hand on the arc and we are bending it in that direction. And it takes time. And it’s hard work. And there are frustrations.
So President Obama took some time off to do something he doesn’t quite stink at.