Are "slippery slope" arguments an example of the rhetoric of reaction? Maybe. But they're not especially conservative.
By doing things like ending the Iraq war, Obama closed the book on those topics that reminded people why they hated his predecessor.
Gun Control's Long Game
April 18, 2013
When the background-check bill went down in the Senate, Obama lost on policy. But with yet another piece of evidence against Republican obstruction, he may yet win on politics.
In Defense of Polarizing Politicians
April 12, 2013
Barack Obama's critics—and many of his supporters—assume a leader who polarizes the population has failed. Margaret Thatcher's many eulogists do not share that view.
Field of Dreams
April 05, 2013
Hillary Clinton would not 'clear the field' for 2016.
No Agenda? No Problem.
March 27, 2013
Never mind the Beltway brahmins: For the president, not having much of a second-term agenda may be good politics.