L’andamento tentennante di Barack Obama durante la tragicomica trattativa sull’innalzamento del debt ceiling è probabilmente costato il downgrade degli Stati Uniti da parte di S&P (che ha fatto un pasticcio con i conti). E ora Eric Cantor – il majority leader repubblicano alla Camera dei Rappresentanti - sputa in faccia a Obama in una lunga intervista al Wall Street Journal. Buon compleanno, presidente!
Like Mr. Cantor, President Obama is also a man of deep and strong convictions, and perhaps that’s why they seem to dislike each other so much. Call it, to adapt Freud, the narcissism of big differences. Mr. Cantor cautions that he isn’t a “psychoanalyst”—before politics, he was a real-estate lawyer and small businessman—but he says, “It’s almost as if someone cannot have another opinion that is different from his. He becomes visibly agitated. . . . He does not like to be challenged on policy grounds.”
Wall Street Journal