Obama’s Temper

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 26 2011 @ 5:05pm

Brooks claims that it determined the course of the debt ceiling negotiations. Matt Steinglass mocks:

So let me get this straight. On Mr Brooks' telling, Mr Obama scolded Congressional leaders like a bunch of teenagers. They responded by beginning negotiations with each other which, he thinks, are more likely to produce a deal. He scolded them, and they started doing their jobs. This "unintended consequence" of Mr Obama's actions proves that his scolding was a grave mistake.

To translate this narration into the appropriate dialect: Yeah, man, why is Principal Obama always yelling at everybody like some douchebag weiner?

Chait and Benen pile on.