I talked with my sister in Erie and asked her to watch out for the children of friends who made the strange choice of Obama over the eminently qualified Romney.The best prediction of the year so far...
On the morning of November 7, a reelected President Obama will do … nothing.
For the next 53 days, nothing. And then, on January 1, 2013, we will all awake to a different, substantially more liberal country. The Bush tax cuts will have disappeared, restoring Clinton-era tax rates and flooding government coffers with revenue to fund its current operations for years to come. The military will be facing dire budget cuts that shake the military-industrial complex to its core.
It will be a real-world approximation of the old liberal bumper-sticker fantasy in which schools have all the money they require and the Pentagon needs to hold a bake sale.
All this can come to pass because, while Obama has spent the last two years surrendering short-term policy concessions, he has been quietly hoarding a fortune in the equivalent of a political trust fund that comes due on the first of the year.
At that point, he will reside in a political world he finds at most mildly uncomfortable and the Republicans consider a hellish dystopia.
Boehner walked away from the debt ceiling negotiations last year saying, "When you look at this final agreement that we came to with the White House, I got 98 percent of what I wanted. I'm pretty happy."
How's it looking NOW, John?!
That same lack of basic common sense might inspire them to ask their school crossing guard to perform brain surgery on their kids.