A year ago, the country rallied behind a new president who promised to end the pendulumlike swings, who seemed likely to restore equilibrium with his moderate temper and pragmatic mind.
In many ways, Barack Obama has lived up to his promise. He has created a thoughtful, pragmatic administration marked by a culture of honest and vigorous debate. When Obama makes a decision, you can be sure that he has heard and accounted for every opposing argument. If he senses an important viewpoint is not represented at a meeting, he will stop the proceedings and demand that it gets included.
If the evidence leads him in directions he finds uncomfortable, he will still follow the evidence. He is beholden to no ideological camp, and there is no group in his political base that he has not angered at some point in his first year.
Brooks says this despite the fact that he's shown an almost 100% alignment with all things liberal.
He says this in spite of the below video post where he says he wants a capital gains tax rate increase, even if it reduces treasury receipts, due to fairness.
Hey David, does honest and vigorous debate mean giving in to union concessions on health care?
Are these guys smoking too much weed or am I in some alternative universe.......
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