Gone is the postelection swagger, the virtual May Day inauguration and all doubts about this president's alleged centrism. One can hardly keep track of the scandals, backfires, missteps and bungles as they fall like confetti in a Times Square parade. Transparent? Funny. Honest? Like a carnival hawker. Effective? The president claims not to know what happens even under his own roof.
Am I rubbing it in? You betcha. To the 51 percent, I could challenge your intelligence, question your motives or speculate about your very grasp on reality. Let's just say "I told you so" and leave it at that.