In her Saturday WSJ piece, Peggy Noonan utters the five words that the GOP will use implicitly and explicitly, over and over, freighted with racial cargo and not, between now and 2012: “He’s not one of us.” Certainly, she has a point, up to a point. She also has what will probably be the week’s best turn of phrase. Speaking of Obama’s young staff:
Now nothing can stop them. Let’s do big things, let’s be consequential. Consequentialism has been the blight of America’s political life for a decade. Because of it, America’s nerves have been rubbed raw.