"Unhappy is the land that needs a hero."
-- Bertolt Brecht
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Barack Obama (August 4, 1961)
Hero or anti-hero? I expected so much of Obama, but he's much more conservative than I ever expected, and hasn't stood up to the extraordinary Republican evils. As I write and schedule this, I don't know what will be the result of the showdown over the debt ceiling. But I don't need to know that to feel somewhat betrayed by this seeming hero.