Wednesday December 07, 2016
Archive - Feb 2014
So how do you make Monica haunt Hillary's dreams?
That's what Republicans have been gnawing on, and that's what not-so-bland Rand Paul was cagey enough to figure out.
As President Obama embarks on his sixth year in the Oval Office, he does so with a greater reality of the political equation he faces, as clearly demonstrated the other night in his State of the Union address.
My fellow Americans, the state of the Barack Obama presidency is ... cautious? Defiant? Constrained? Humbled?
How about all of the above?
Compared to last year's State of the Union address, President Obama lowered his expectations this year. I'm sure he was thinking of the meager fruits of last year's address. The Washington Post's fact-checkers awarded him only five "wins" out of 24 proposals they checked.
The botched rollout of the health care law has called forth some good news: Republicans are so confident they can ride anti-Obamacare sentiment to electoral victory that they're growing ever-more impatient with the tea party's fanaticism. Immigration reform may be the result.