Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The Pendulum Swings
Well, now it's official. President Obama.
And now the one proven truth of politics kicks in. The pendulum effect. Actually, it began to operate on the 4th of November. But now it will really gather speed.
Our new president is in one of the most unenviable positions that an incoming head of state could possibly occupy. He now leads a divided country deep in the throes of an economic meltdown as our standing in the world seems to go ever lower. Even worse, he is coming into office on a ground-swell of impossibly high expectations held by his most zealous— and fickle— supporters. He also stands at the head of an unbelievably incompetent and fragmented party that is almost as bad as the Republicans.
It's not going to be pretty since it's going to be all downhill from today's pathetic euphoria.
The trouble is that we're all going to be on that downhill ride. It's a disaster just waiting to spread its scabrous wings.