Here's the main problem with allowing a longtime sportswriter to suddenly re-invent himself as a political pundit: he's a joke: I mean if you're going to criticize Obama for going all-in on ObamaCare when he had political capital, at least have the guts to admit that you were one of the ObamaBots cheering him on while he was doing it. Here's what Lupica wrote in today's Daily News:
Obama ought to be challenged on so many things, starting with how much he spent all of his political capital on health care when he should have been focusing on jobs, and how he has talked a better fight than he has actually fought.Yet, it was only a year ago that Lupica was singing a far different tune:
You don't have to like this bill, you don't have to like Nancy Pelosi, you are allowed to think that Barack Obama should have spent more time over the past 14 months talking about the people who are out of work in America rather than focusing on the ones without health care in America.Monday morning quarterbacking, it's what smug hypocrites do best.
But do even the worst crackpots, from the Tea Party movement and anywhere else, think that Obama would have put himself on the line this way if he didn't believe in what he was doing?