Barack Obama has left office, and in a weepy item called “Obama’s final ride into a wet, foggy California night“, the Washington Post grieves. (The article was written by “Greg Jaffe”, which seems an odd name for a teenage girl. I had to squeegee estrogen off the screen several times to maintain legibility.)
This eulogy for a broken love-affair did provide two points of insight:
“He may be the least sentimental guy I’ve ever met,” marveled one top aide from his first term.
“Marveled”. Gotta love it. Anyway, as we suspected: a distinct lack of normal human empathy, a common symptom of psychopathy.
Even as the country grew more angry and polarized during his presidency, Obama believed that his shape-shifting identity, and ability to empathize with Americans of all races and backgrounds, could help him bridge deepening divides.
Right: delusional too, as we also knew all along.
So, here we are. President McDreamy’s out, and the new guy’s in. Poor Greg Jaffe may be sitting home eating pints of ice cream and sobbing into her pillow, but I think the rest of us will manage, somehow.