• Marc Nozell (marcn)

“President Obama Richly Deserves To Be Dumped” declared the headline of an essay in the Providence Journal last week—an essay written not by Glenn Beck, but by John R. MacArthur, the steadfast liberal publisher of the steadfast liberal magazine, Harper’s.

Chief among MacArthur’s complaints was that Obama, like so many before him, had sold his soul to his big political donors. The president’s “principal occupation is shaking down bankers and brokers for campaign donations on the Upper East Side of Manhattan,” MacArthur wrote. “By now it should be obvious that the system, and the Democratic Party, run Obama, not the other way around.”