Originally Posted by zudnic
I Doesn't matter who is running things, its the bi-partisan minions who run government agencies from top down to the bottom.
Oh so very true. As a true Independent, you can't imagine how it pains me to defend either party. My philosophy has always been, if you want to turn an honest man into a crook, elect him. And it doesn't matter which side they're on. BTW, Carter is and was a wonderful, kind hearted, philanthropic person. But I also lived through his economy (13 3/4% APR on my first mortgage).
I'm a firm believer that re-electing a president should be a very unusual occurrence reserved for only the very best. It's been a long time since I've seen anyone who qualified from either party. As for Obama being a lame duck, I think it's great. He got a few good things through while he could. Now not much will get accomplished. Given politics, the best we can hope for is that politicians will be kept from doing harm.