I have a list of things I feel I should be writing about, but everything seems to have come down to one issue: when, if ever, is Barack Obama going to awaken from his hypnotic collapse and begin to govern? If he continues with his present behavior, this country is doomed. We need a president who is capable of something else than acquiescing in the face of any opposition, however contemptible and however hollow; and right now we don't have one.
Obama may very well turn out to be the weakest president since James Buchanan, whose pathological inaction was a major factor in making the Civil War inevitable. He has now utterly squandered the strong hand he was dealt in 2008, and he shows every sign of being even more incapable of wielding the power of his office now that the Republicans have made electoral gains, than he has been in the last two years. His capitulations to the Republicans in the last couple of weeks have been pathetic, and they only seem to presage worse to come.
The nation needs strong action on the economy NOW. It doesn't need our president and Democratic Congress to be wasting the few weeks of strength left to them on peripheral issues like Don't Ask, Don't Tell, or the Dream act, which, however desirable, will do nothing to set the country back on the right track.
And Obama seems mesmerized by the Republicans and the press, standing motionless, just waiting for the cobra to strike again. God help our Republic.