...and it's about time
To hear Republicans on the campaign trail, the United States could not have elected a more left-wing president than Barack Obama, one more hostile to business or more eager to expand government power. Left-wing Democrats, I’m sure, would disagree. If they had their druthers, they would probably make a more liberal, more pro-big government choice. Somebody, perhaps, like Richard Nixon.
I'm tying to think of something to add to this, and I can't. In fact, the rest of the New York Times piece is superfluous. Those words summarize both my own position on Obama and my larger view as to what has gone wrong in this country.