Really good piece by Peggy Noonan on our second term President, Barack Obama - specifically on his "hostility" quotient - and governing by it
It captured pretty well my feelings about the President - she of course says it better than me as she is an accomplished columnist who not only writes but is a somewhat frequent guest on cable news - have seen her on Meet The Press
a couple of moments from the piece about what's up in the days leading to the inauguration - that it should be a moment of unity, not division - instead the President chooses a different path
a great read - dead on actually - about this divisive President who appears to be approaching his 2nd (and thankfully final) term with the spirit of ......... well no spirit at allHe bristled with unashamed hostility for Republicans on the Hill. They are holding the economy "ransom," they are using the threat of "crashing the American economy" as "leverage," some are "absolutist" while others are "consumed with partisan brinkmanship." They are holding "a gun at the head of the American people." And what is "motivating and propelling" them is not a desire for debt reduction, as they claim.