Our president did not make a turn to the right or even toward the center when he decided he wanted to remain in the White House another four years.  He ran as the leftist that he’s always been.

So what do we make of his comments about cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy?

“Do not figure out why we can’t do something. I want you to figure out how we do something,” Obama said. “I want you to cut through red tape; I want you to cut through the bureaucracy. There is no excuse for inaction at this point. I want every agency moving forward to make sure we are getting the resources where they are needed as quickly as possible.”

Is this not an implicit acknowledgement that “bureaucracy” and “red tape” equate to “inaction”?  That they’re an impediment?  A drag on the economy?  The enemies of progress?

Even assuming that Obama is saying anything he thinks will boost his chances next Tuesday, isn’t this litany of orders an admission that his method of governing doesn’t work?  After all, our economy has been devastated for four years by another kind of hurricane requiring emergency measures to which he’s been dramatically averse.

Why is Sandy different?