Yes we can, or I know you can't?
The Barackstar's adoring throngs chant, "Yes we can!"
But his approach to governing is more like, "People, I know you can't do it yourselves, so I'm going to do it for you."
He'll fill out your tax forms.
He'll fill out your financial aid applications.
He'll absolve you of the responsibility for making sensible credit choices.
He'll pay for your college education.
He'll increase benefits to seniors so they can live in the moment while still in their working years.
He'll protect workers from the tyranny of the secret ballot when they're faced with a decision on unionizing.
He'll design a medical care/finance system because he knows that unleashed American creativity could not possibly be adequate to the task.
He'll inspire you to chant "yes we can" when what he really means is, I know you can't.
But we're okay with that, because he's not George Bush.
And we always wanted to get the smart kid to do our homework for us, anyway.