If there is anything we have learned from Obama it is thatLink. Light editing for form.
- HE is unwilling to do much to push Congress in particular directions (no LBJ or even GWB);
- Congress is pretty determined to maintain the plutocracy’s grip on power;
- Precious little of importance happens without Congress (since Obama seems unwilling to do much to veer from GWB’s line in those areas where he has control).