For a number of weeks...on the campaign trail....the President used the slur-pee and car-in-the-ditch routine to sell supporters at his campaign stops.
In the last day or two....he's now switched over. The ditch routine has run full circle....so now we've gone onto buses.
We now hear: "We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."
The curious thing is that January will come and a new Republican-run house will be around. Nothing gets accomplished without negotiation. The President will have to make two or three speeches....to lessen all of the soap opera-like speeches that he made over the past six weeks....and mend his fences.
The amusing part will come when various news interviews come, and everything has to be very polite and forgiving in nature. Naturally, there is a limit to this and I suspect by August....his rhetoric will shift back to "evil Republicans" because the next election cycle will start up.
I sat and pondered over this. Are we in a new society where you have twelve months to accomplish anything politically....before you have to launch into a WWE-wrestling-like mentality? A society geared toward twelve months of happiness and then twelve months of down-in-the-dirt politics? Is this our new schedule?
I suspect that we are all getting tired of this mess, and it'd be nice to have some idiots in the White House, the Senate, and the House....whose number one priority is to chat about NCAA football, septic tanks, episodes of Gillian's Island, and the plus side of a Ford F-150 pick-up. I hate to suggest such a fix....but this might be the only thing left for us.