Many of us who voted for Barack Obama have been disappointed in the inability of his administration to effect the changes we expected him to make in Washington, D.C. Although he has been able to make some very important changes, his failure to eliminate the Bush tax cuts and to bring about the “big” reduction in the deficit have been disappointing. In his defense, his determination to make Washington a town that was not separated into “reds” and “blues” was sabotaged when one side became known as “the party of NO.” When Mitch McConnell, the house majority leader, said that his number one goal was to make President Obama a one-term president, we were given proof that jobs were not the number one goal of the Republican party. In fact, it appeared that they would be willing to sacrifice improvement in the national economy in order to get Barack Obama out of office. John Boehner is known for his shouting “Hell, no!” to make his point. I’m glad the President has not lowered himself to that commonality.Recently, Bill Cosby was interviewed by David Gregory of “Meet the Press.” When asked about President Obama, Cosby compared Obama to Sisyphus, the mythological king punished by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this action forever. Cosby added that it is obvious that Obama’s opponents want him to fail. I don’t know about you, but I’m pulling for Sisyphus.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Sisyphus

  1. Barb says:

    Sisyphus !!! All the way!

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