So it's all over and the Americans have re-elected Barack Obama as president.
I told you so, didn't I?
But, since then, I've done a spot or research...
Did you know that Presidents elected to a second term in office have far less effect and are less successful than they were in the first?
Traditionally ...and it doesn't matter which party's candidate is in office ... a President in a second term will suffer greater resistance to his policies from the opposition than he did in the first.
Sour grapes perhaps?
It is also traditional (in British politics too) that those people in office will try and push though a very unpopular policy at the end of their term, sometimes very quietly so as not to be noticed.
The British Labour Party were very good at that, or so I've been informed. I did try to find an example of this but I failed to find any evidence but Conservatives are sure they did it.
Politics seems to be a 'point scoring' game.
I'm sure that if politicians put aside their differences for just a few years they would be able to nail down some strategically plausible policies that would lay good foundations for a stable and viable economy .... but nooooooooo!
They follow their own agenda (and I'm not just talking about the Americans!) which see's them sniping at each other across the political trenches; picking one another off in ambush after ambush.
Their constant tit-for-tat bickering is reminiscent of the school playground.
At times you just want to put them across you knees and give them a good smack!
And the sad thing is that politicians at some time in their careers will all say the same thing ... but only about the opposition ... never about themselves or their party colleagues!
Let's face it.
Politics is the 'Ultimate Sitcom'
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