The country is facing a "backlash" moment, and the current president is a symptom, President Obama said.
I LOVE President Obama.
The part about this being a symptom struck a nerve. The direction the world and our country has been evolving and the environmental crises has created a great rift. Social scientists have predicted this for years. A recent Atlantic had a report about how the presidency has become too complicated for one person. Our political system has failed to keep up. Even Thomas Jefferson realized the Constitution would have to constantly change to keep up with changing times. Look at the example of guns. Do you think things would be different had the founders saw the development of modern weapons? The old system has created too many loopholes for influence by corrupt individuals. Too many politicians look at only what they can get as the constituency has too many competing demands.
Ever the contrarian, I have come to believe he was a great campaigner, and speaker, and he was as honorable a politician as comes along, but was a mediocre administrator and too careful at all times. He could have accomplished so much more. He does look good next to the great orange simian, but then so would Rodney Dangerfield.
If only Obama forced universal health care through instead, then I'd be infinitely happier and we all be better off. Oh, we also wouldn't be laughed at regularly.
I hear Canada is going to build a wall 3 feet high. That way when Americans come crawling north after getting our coal mining jobs back, we'll seek out health care due to having black lung that prevemts us from walking. Yay!