I’ve always taken the Bill Hicks approach when viewing politics in America:
“I’ll show you politics in America. Here it is, right here. ‘I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs.’ ‘I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking.’ ‘Hey, wait a minute, there’s one guy holding out both puppets!’” – Bill Hicks
I’d love for Obama to prove me wrong in the next 4 years and actually changes a few things, but for now I’m just glad someone who believes in magic underwear isn’t allowed near the nuclear launch codes.