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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Maureen Dowd, "Brace Yourself for Hillary and Jeb": It Can't Get Any Worse

Guess I got what I deserve
Kept you waiting there, too long my love
All that time, without a word
Didn't know you'd think, that I'd forget, or I'd regret


- "Baby Blue" by Badfinger


In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Brace Yourself for Hillary and Jeb" (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/opinion/sunday/dowd-brace-yourself-for-hillary-and-jeb.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0), Maureen Dowd wonders why the Oval Office will remain the domain of the Clinton and Bush families for decades to come. Dowd writes:

"By the time the Bushes and Clintons are finished, they are going to make the Tudors and the Plantagenets look like pikers.

Before these two families release their death grip on the American electoral system, we’re going to have to watch Chelsea’s granddaughter try to knock off George P.’s grandson, Prescott Walker Bush II. Barack Obama, who once dreamed of being a transformational president, will turn out to be a mere hiccup in history, the interim guy who provided a tepid respite while Hillary and Jeb geared up to go at it."

Yup, Obama once dreamed of being a transformational president, but with the economy still in the doldrums, Obamacare a shipwreck, and the world's tyrants laughing in his face, many of us can't wait for him to return to Chicago in 2017.

You get what you deserve, including this insipid op-ed, written at a time when Putin was preparing to send troops into Crimea, despite a warning from America's Procrastinator-in-Chief that "there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."

Where did Obama go after issuing this threat? Did he descend to the White House Situation Room? No way! He proclaimed "this is now officially happy hour with the Democratic Party" (see: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/02/28/Obama-Takes-a-Friday-Official-Happy-Hour-With-The-Democratic-Party).

At least this time he didn't go to bed, as happened during the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.

Hillary or Jeb as Obama's replacement? As Mark Twain once said, "The institution of royalty in any form is an insult to the human race." On the other hand, it can't get any worse than what we've weathered over the past five years.

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