What the United States does is so important to Australia that we just have to be interested in its politics whether we like it or not. And at the moment there is plenty for us to be worried about with the consensus view being that the maddies are increasingly likely to gain control in Washington.
Here is the latest example of Newt Gingrich, again making a comeback to political power and a potential Republican presidential candidate, talking about President Barack Obama in an interviewwith the National Review:
“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asks. “That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.
“This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now President.”