The media has declared the Presidential Race over, and the reign of the Messiah almost a reality. St. Barack is coming! Given how hard the media establishment has worked for this result, the tone of self-congratulation is understandable.
It's not just the media. The bad guys are happy the US banking system is in the soup; and the rest of the great and good think it fitting that the economic and geopolitical humiliation of America is about to be crowned with an electoral act of American acceptance of all the country's transgressions. "Obama or else" -- the world wide chattering class has commanded, because "America's got to change." The foreigners are going to get their wish, it seems. Whether American voters will wind up enjoying it I beg leave to doubt.
No doubt once the Bringer of Hope's been crowned with many crowns next 20 January, he will bring forth the chicken in every pot and sub-prime loans for whoever needs them. Then St. Barack will sally forth into the world bringing salvation; and Putin, Chavez, Ahmadinejad et al will (after laughing themselves sick) cease their contumaciousness when the Great Community Organizer asks them to.
I'm looking for the upside of the advent of President Messiah, but finding it damn hard to see. I suppose it's some consolation that all the glory and credit for the Nirvana that's coming will accrue totally to St. Barack and his friends. Meanwhile, there's nothing to do but open some good Euro champagne, and welcome the new era in a true and cooperative spirit of bipartisanship. St. Barack's supporters have so nobly shown us the way here during the Bush years. Drink up ! Champagne is wonderful, but sparkling wine goes flat so quickly.