A win for a Republican unknown not only spoiled Obama’s one-year anniversary in office – it also exposed a deeper crisis of American politics.
Sean Collins, Spiked
Yesterday [Jan 20] marked the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama’s inauguration as president. In his inauguration speech, Obama announced the start of a new era in American politics: ‘On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.’
Americans woke to learn that, 12 months on, Obama has not banished the discord of electoral politics.
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