#rsrh FIFY, WaPo: “Can President Obama succeed in today’s political world?”

Because that’s really the question that Chris Cillizza is asking.

Lost in the chatter about whether President Obama will win a second term in November is an even bigger — and perhaps even more important — question: Is it possible for a president — any president — to succeed in the modern world of politics?

As pretty much everybody else on the right side of the blogosphere is pointing out today, you only ever see this question asked when it’s become clear that a Democratic president has – to use Dennis Miller’s old phrase – locked the controls and sent the [expletive deleted]er right into the sun.  It’d be pathetic if it weren’t simultaneously life-affirming.  Well, life-affirming for me; if Democrats aren’t being glum about their November chances then I’m not doing my job right…

Moe Lane


  • Skip says:

    “Consider this: We are in the midst of more than a decade-long streak of pessimism about the state of the country, partisanship is at all-time highs and the media have splintered — Twitter, blogs, Facebook and so on and so forth — in a thousand directions all at once.”

    Other than the media splinter, doesn’t that describe the 70s?

  • TennDon says:

    Skip and all…
    That better part of a decade has had the radical Marxists in control of the dimokrat party.

  • earlgrey says:

    Will they still have the Greek columns when he is nominated again for President? Oh the delicious irony.

  • Don says:

    We’ll find out in about 5 months.

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