Watching vero possumus transmogrify before progressive eyes into status quo ante is less entertaining than it ought to be because it lacks an element of suprise. Still, it's good for a grin. Barack Obama made such fast work of it, leaping to the defense of defenseless nuclear Israel, then proceeding to wrap himself in an American flag, arm himself to the jowls, climb atop the Statue of Liberty, and fire warning shots in a wild, easterly direction, lest the Hordes mistake New York for Vienna and the twenty-first for the seventeenth century. Yeah, but they'll show him. They're gonna vote for him, and they're gonna give him money, but by motherfucking god, they're gonna blog about their disappointment.