Cat on a Hot Stove
By MAUREEN DOWD
Published: October 19, 2013 242 Comments
Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times
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WASHINGTON — PRESIDENT OBAMA won big. So why did the moment feel so small?
At his victory scold in the State Dining Room on Thursday, the president who yearned to be transformational stood beneath an oil portrait of Abraham Lincoln and demanded . . . a farm bill. He also couldn’t resist taking a holier-than-thou tone toward his tail-between-their-legs Tea Party foes. He assumed his favorite role of the shining knight hectoring the benighted: Sir Lecturealot. Read the rest here.