Left unsaid here is how Obama is supposed to make a deal with Congress when its leaders swore the night of his inauguration that they would say ‘no’ to every single one of his proposals – no matter what.
But even if Eastwood didn’t know about that infamous episode his comments here indicate he thinks that the president is some sort of CEO of a company and Congress is basically his board of directors or a horde of unruly junior vice presidents.
By this reading all Obama has to do to get Congress going is get in there and bust some heads like he’s Jack Warner on an amphetamine bender and boom!
Congress will do his bidding.
What’s particularly striking here is that while Eastwood isn’t endorsing the racist sweet potato who captured the Republican nomination his theory of governance is very similar to Trump’s.
Time and again on the campaign trail over the last year Trump has talked about the presidency as if it’s a business venture – one where success is defined as making the best deal and maximizing profits for shareholders.
Where anyone who doesn’t go along with the program – rival companies – reluctant financiers – Estonia – will be crushed under a Trump-led juggernaut.