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peterfeld:

Ha! He should tell then they’re fucked no matter what.

That is for sure. If anyone has any illusions that Obama’s second term will be any better than the first, read Eleanor Clift today in the Daily Beast. (Also: no president has had a successful second term in the past century.)

1) A historical trend is not proof. It’s still POSSIBLE. 

2) A term is two congressional terms. I expect basically the same thing will happen as happened to Clinton (despite that article glossing it over) - a productive first two years, then the inevitable public boredom and congressional balancing, and then a split government for the last 2 with nothing getting done. 

3) Obama, in the first two years, proved himself quite capable of getting a lot of shit done when he had the house and senate. I expect he’ll be even better if he gets a second chance.