Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Overreachers

The announcement today that the Obama Administration will seek to reinstate the expired federal assault weapons ban shows the first signs of overreaching.
I'm not passing judgment one way or the other on gun control or weapons bans.
I'm talking about overreaching: trying to remake the world in your own image; not being able to pick and choose your battles; not knowing how to pace yourself; not knowing when enough is enough.
This Administration is crafted in the likeness and image of The One (aka Dear Leader).
And The One is a classic overreacher.
A New Economy, Corporate Responsibility, Universal College Education, Government Health Care for Everyone and, yes, weapons bans as well.
It isn't any one thing -- it's all of it.
This is where the wheels may begin to come off the Obama Administration: too many initiatives with no real priorities.
It's tempting for those who are new to Washington and its ways to overreach.
The pattern is familiar. The Presidency is heady stuff. And it can trigger a false sense of omnipotence.
We've been here before folks.
Nothing leads to an early death like overreaching.
And the last ones to realize it are often the overreachers themselves!

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