For John, BLUF: In politics only the Kim family lasts for ever. Nothing to see here; just move along.
A couple of my friends, one from New Hamshire and one from Florida, think the President is intent upon creating his legacy by totally transforming the nation into something new and different, in a Progressive sort of way.
While I realize that this is, from a foreign policy point of view, a very dangerous 10 months in front of us (eight for President Obama and two for the new President) from a domestic point of view President Obama can make superficial changes, but permanent changes will require more than the time he has left.
The way I put it was:
… even he is not capable of permanently transforming the nation. That requires us to change who we are. It is time to forget Mr Obama and think about who the House of Representatives will give us in January.Yes, the current administration is fading into history. Even as the US Senate considers a new Secretary of the Army, other political appointees are burnishing their resumes, in the knowledge that they will be looking for work soon. There is a season for everything.
Regards — Cliff