Does Obama Lack a Sense of Irony?
This is a long game, not a short game.
That’s President Obama talking explaining why he accepted extension of the Bush tax cuts in exchange for extension of unemployment benefits.
So if he’s playing a long game, why does he keep sacrificing long-term wins to get short-term ones, instead of sacrificing short-term wins in pursuit of long-term ones? He seems to have twisted the old saying, “we lost the battle but won the war” into “I can’t focus on winning the war until I’ve won this battle.” In addition to lacking a sense of irony, he also appears to be a president with precious little sense of strategy.