Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lame Duck President

Obama made history today - becoming the first President to become a lame duck before one year of his presidency was over. In the blue, blue state of Massachusetts, a tea-bagger Republican won the Senate seat made vacant by Edward Kennedy's death. Given the craven, pussilanimous, spineless Democrats, this means the president's agenda is dead. Moreover, Obama will not be able to do the hard things necessary to turn the situation around. Chances are that he will be a one-term President.

What comes next? Maybe a tea-bagger Congress and a President Sarah Palin.

To an objective observer, it must be strange to see in this the demise of Democratic governance when they have 59/100 seats in the Senate. But the Democrats stand for nothing, and sway with each gust of wind. And so now, they are swept away.