This raises two points

“…the type of leadership that Mr. Cuomo exercised — setting a lofty goal, refusing to take no for an answer and using every tool at his disposal to achieve it — is reminiscent of the stories sometimes told about with President Lyndon B. Johnson, who had perhaps the most impressive record of legislative accomplishment of any recent president.

It’s also a brand of leadership that many Democrats I speak with feel is lacking in President Obama.”

1. Andrew Cuomo had a real life Jed Bartlet moment – he said, “this is the right thing to do, we’re going to do it for no other reason than because it’s the right thing to do and I’m not going to let up until we do it” and he got it done.

Recently I’ve tried to ease up on Obama, to be more understanding that politicians must often “campaign in poetry and govern in prose” (a maxim that came, appropriately enough, from the first Governor Cuomo.) And I get that Cuomo is the chief executive of New York, a solid blue state with its head mostly screwed on straight, whereas Obama is the chief executive of fifty states, many of which have their heads tightly screwed up their asses. But still, any comparison between the two looks pretty unflattering for the President right now.

2. LBJ was the fucking man and we should acknowledge that more often.

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