Tattered and Worn
Six years ago on this date I was almost giddy with excitement in anticipation of Obama's election and the Democratic sweep that was expected. As the night turned out it was the election of my dreams. And mid-way into his second term Obama is an electoral pariah, occasionally labeled as becoming another President Carter. Even I can't speak too well of his performance. Read the list of my hopes six years ago and you won't find much accomplished.
If results pan out as predicted, Obama will face an even more hostile Congress under full control of the Republicans fully empowered to enact their legislative will. Maybe Obama will show show some mettle in working with Senate Democrats to hold the line against the full right-wing jihad. Expect an ugly two years leading up to the 2016 Goat Rodeo.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
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