Thursday, September 15, 2011
Myth of Invincibility
After Barack Hussein Obama's victory in the 2008 election, his opponents worried there would be no stopping of the young, charismatic, telegenic rolling blitzkrieg of American politics. Obama would be the Democrat Reagan destined for a second term almost by acclimation. In the event, Obama's mismanagement of the nation, particularly the economy, have tarnished his electability, indeed his seeming inevitability. After seeing the results of Turner-Weprin in New York-9, where a Republican has won that US House seat for the first time since 1923, Democrats now fear that Obama will like Jimmy Carter be a one term President. In other news, ACLU lawyer turned ACLU US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not, contrary to what some were speculating, travel by broom, but after her forced evacuation from a malfunctioning commercial flight proved conclusively, by jet just like the rest of us.