Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama presidency predictions

Barack Obama is now the President. A few predictions:

First, expect Alan Keyes and perhaps others to file new lawsuits. Mr. Keyes has filed a suit claiming Mr. Obama wasn't really born in the U.S. and is not eligible to be president. Chief Justice Roberts' s stumble over the oath of office now presents the opportunity for claims that Mr. Obama didn't really take the oath of office and so isn't really president. If the lawsuit goes anywhere expect the left to claim that Justice Roberts intentionally stumbled in order to create the problem.

The Democrats are celebrating that they have control of the government, yet this may be their downfall. For at least the next two years they have nobody else to blame for any missteps. Of course, the Bush presidency can be blamed for several years, and the Supreme Court makes another target until new justices can be appointed. But eventually the excuses might run out. Though they may not, FDR was able to win reelection twice without solving the depression.