As I wrote last week we are definitively in the Obama Era.
This means that Democratic policies, and priorities, are due to dominate your kids’ lives as the policies and priorities of Richard Nixon dominated my lifetime.
But this doesn’t mean that Democrats win all elections. Republicans have won both midterm elections of the Obama Era so far, and decisively. They control most state houses, most state legislatures, and both houses of Congress, standing in ever-firmer opposition to the changes President Obama has brought forward.
What we’re waiting for, politically, is validation of the Obama Thesis. We are waiting to see if Obama-ism can win without Obama on the ballot.
Until that happens, Washington pundits will stupidly insist that everything he’s stood for is a one-man phenomenon, his success a reflection of his unique personality and a political machine that answers only to him.