Think of this as Volume 12, Number 31 of A-Clue.com, the online newsletter I've written since 1997. Enjoy.
Back when we were playing The 1967 Game I said Democrats had a choice among Franklin Roosevelt (Edwards), Richard Nixon (Clinton) and Ronald Reagan (Obama).
The Obama mandate which resulted is similar, in size and scope, to that which Reagan won in 1980. In some ways it's bigger, because Reagan faced a Democratic House.
Yet, so far, Obama is governing like Nixon did, not Reagan. He let the old ghost out of the crypt and he walks among us in Washington. It's beyond stupid.
On issue-after-issue, the President has caved in to existing interests. The anti-war President pushed through $100 billion to fund two of them. The populist President is still letting Goldman Sachs run the global economy, at whatever price they want. The anti-secrecy President has maintained the Bush era of secrets and lies. The pro-gay President has personally killed attempts to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell.