Is this the Change we were waiting for?
Even if you voted the other way in 2008, most of the country felt an energy early in 2009, fresh blood in the White House, a clean slate built on an historic choice who promised so much. Even skeptics were hopeful.
No more. Just look, if you haven’t just eaten, at the sad spectacle unfolding in Washington these days on both sides — starting at the top. As the world’s second oldest profession, politics has never been pretty. We ask these chosen men and women to set the collective public priorities and work out the problems we can’t in what passes for democracy.
And as voting spectators, via the news and social media, we pass judgment on their efforts, activities, antics, seamy strategies and failures, as if we don’t do exactly the same things in our private, less-illuminated lives.