Barack Obama, whom I have come to sincerely dislike, has presided over more deportations than any previous President — and by a lot. Latinos in the USofA, who voted overwhelmingly for Our President in 2012, have started to re-evaluate their support, so Our President now is promising Executive Actions to protect, perhaps, five million of the undocumented. This is the same President, by the way, who told us he didn't think he had legal authority to do so — and not so long ago.
What can we expect of him? Based on prior experience, we can expect he'll do as little as possible, while spouting as much "inspirational" bullshit as he can. Will he insist on legal representation for the child immigrants from Central America claiming asylum but already being deported? Not likely. Not much matters to him except the "optics."
Okay, maybe now that the Democrats screwed up the midterms, he'll feel "liberated" to take some tough stances against the right wing crazies — but I'm not counting on it. He spent too much time at the University of Chicago, home of the Hayekian homeboys, and I suspect he was infected. May the ghost of John Maynard Keynes haunt him, reminding him that he was pretty much a pussy during the financial crisis, and since. (Is "pussy" politically incorrect? Sorry. My reference was to a little cat.)
If the Democrats nominate Hillary in 2016, they'll be offering us just more Bill and Barack. Let's not forget who teamed with Phil Gramm to overturn Glass-Steagle — not to mention who designed the first pro-corporate "health care reform" based on "free market" principles. Some on the left are talking about nominating Robert Reich, who has a fantastic intellect. Just the same, I don't think the USofA is quite ready to be led by a dwarf. Maybe a woman. Not a dwarf.
Elizabeth Warren, are you waiting for 2020? I'm an old man, and I need somebody brilliant and articulate and inspiring and (sorry) kind of hot, NOW! (I have such a crush on Elizabeth Warren! She's my ideal woman.)
Anyway, I'm not happy — but when am I happy? I want my new granddaughter to grow up in a caring, ethical environment. I can't do much, but I'll do what I can.