The New Republic went through a bunch of semi-turgid prose (that I frankly skipped over), just to reach this bit:
Everyone who comes to Washington decides what they want to do, and how they want to do it. The point (I think) is that the type of people who come to Washington to pursue political power are the type of people who generally go on to, say, lobby. What was new about the way the Obamaites sold themselves was that they tried to seem as if they were different types. Which, of course, they aren’t.
No! Really? But, hey, The New Republic has a point: it’s a bad idea to buy into worshiping a mere politician like he was like unto a god…
…oops, yeah, never mind.