15 years

Donald Trump is 70 years old.

Barack Obama is 55 years old.

The difference is 15 years.

Nothing Trump or his supporters can do to change that.

That means that Barack Obama will likely still be around long after Trump is dead and gone. Obama will be available to help us recover from the damage that Trump may be able to do. I believe that Obama will be regarded by history as a great president. Although the GOP prevented him from accomplishing as much as I desired during his eight years in office, he is still young enough to lead during the Trump era and then retire to a seat on the US Supreme Court.

Golden Ages

The first recorded Golden Age was between 480 and 404 BC in Athens, Greece. Pericles led Athens from 445 to 429 BC. The Golden Age ended when Athens was defeated by rival Sparta.

A more recent Golden Age of relative peace and prosperity was the Presidency of Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Clinton’s Presidency shines brighter because of the darkness of the two Bush regimes that preceded and followed his term in office. Republicans harassed both Clinton and his wife during the entire eight years of his term.

The Presidency of Barack Obama will be regarded as another Golden Age by future generations. It too shines more brightly because of the darkness preceding and to follow. The Obama Presidency would shine even brighter without the obstruction of Republicans.

Mark Twain quote

From The Deep State, The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government by Mike Lofgren. Twain’s wisdom and way with words makes him the most quotable author in the English language, after William Shakespeare.

“I think I can say, and say with pride, that we have some legislatures that bring higher prices than any in the world.”

Published in 1875 and nothing has changed in 141 years.