it looks like Obama is having a checklist presidency. Yes, his agenda is being passed, but much of it feels compromised. The president appears to be delegating far too many details to Congress in order to keep Getting Things Done.
This article goes after Obama for being too focused on passing legislation than on passing “good” legislation. I think that that argument has some merit, so what I really want to say is that the article is a misreading of GTD.
The goal of GTD is not to just cross things of the list. It’s to have something be actually done. And if you pass a compromised and/or incomplete bill, then you can’t really say you “Fixed Healthcare” so that you take the project off your plate.
I’m open to the argument about how Obama’s handled his agenda. But I think the article is flat wrong on GTD.