Health Care: Americans Don't Take Well to Bullying
"It began with the spectacle of the president, impelled to go abroad to apologize for his nation—repeatedly. . . .The president has a problem. For, despite a great election victory, Mr. Obama, it becomes ever clearer, knows little about Americans. He knows the crowds—he is at home with those. He is a stranger to the country’s heart and character. . . .Americans don’t take well, for instance, to bullying . . . It is not, in the end, the demonstrators in those town-hall meetings or the agitations of his political enemies that Mr. Obama should fear. It is the judgment of those Americans who have been sitting quietly in their homes, listening to him."
"The urge to be top dog is a bad urge. Inevitable tragedy. A sensible person seeks to be at peace, to read books, know the neighbors, take walks, enjoy his portion, live to be eighty [update: ninety-five], and wind up fat and happy . . ."