The American people might be thinking that Barack Obama plans big things because our current crisis demands it. Under this view, the crisis is the problem, and big-government action is the solution.
But Obama’s Chief of Staff plans big things because our current crisis provides an opportunity to get it done:
“Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste,” Mr. Emanuel said in an interview on Sunday. “They are opportunities to do big things.”
Under this view, the need to accomplish big-government action is the problem, and the crisis is the solution.
The quote is a few days old, but I haven’t seen much mention of it in the blogosphere, so I thought I’d highlight it for you.
Keep this in mind, people of America. Is Obama’s goal to fix the crisis — or to use it to accomplish other things that he wanted to accomplish anyway?
This isn’t a paranoid question. Rahm Emanuel said so.