Sometimes you've got to ask yourself what would appear the more insurmountable task: scaling Mount Everest with chronic fatigue or putting yourself in Barack Obama's shoes after averting a debt crisis on par with being named Prince or Hugh Hefner. In their case, however, there's always the option of hosting 2AM pajama parties or midnight beachfront orgies capable of raising dough like their alias is Parker brothers and Boardwalk and Park Place are mere resting spots for all the valuables their unique stature can provide. There is no doubt about one thing, though, and that is no matter what Obama does from this point on, his second term in office will be forever clouded by a fiscal standoff that has resulted in an atmosphere with more hard feelings than invoked by the Miley Cyrus twerking incident.
So what can Obama do to ease what will likely be as unsettling a finale to his presidency as the finishing touches to the popular series Homeland? For one thing, avoiding the bipolar condition of Claire Danes would be a good start. I kid, of course. But to be completely honest - something House Republicans would believe the man with the middle name of Hussein has been incapable of since sentenced that title at birth - getting along with House Speaker John Boehner at this point is about the only thing that can help matters any. Disputing some matters is as ineffectual as regarding the circumstances surrounding my columns for accuracy.
You'll find more precision at the pump...or hearing that oft-uttered adage on the local news. As the end of Obama's presidency draws near, three priorities remain foremost on his mind: college affordability, gun control, and climate change. Publicly, both sides are downplaying the notion that promises a preclusion behind any legitimate deals in the coming weeks. There's simply more 'Bad Blood' involved daily that even Neil Sedaka may be impelled to act...but hopefully not.
The only action I really need to be assured of is a promised reluctance of radio stations to play that eardrum shattering monstrosity for the rest of my lifetime...oh, and if we could 'please' continue working on college loan sufficiency. At least that way Obama can insure the promotion of quality music education for future generations...