But Barry has begun trying to butt in.
Barry wants to pretend he is the President of the Confederated States of America, which includes the West Coast, New England, a few mid-Atlantic states, and the headquarters of CNN in Atlanta, Georgia.
And so Jefferson Davis Obama and his hordes in the Hamptons, Hollywood, and the 'hood are digging their heels in, making a ruckus, and trying to cause trouble.
Republicans in D.C. may be nervous. They should not be. Like Bill Clinton before him, Obama's presidency was built on a Cult of Personality. Like Bill, Barry followed a President Bush damaged by a war with Iraq.
Both Bill and Barry fit the mood of the people, however, each was the figurehead for a socialistic ideology that most Americans reject.
While both remain popular, neither is in power and neither can regain power. They are political eunuchs. Sure, they can raise money for their party but as we saw in November, money doesn't buy everything.
Indeed, in the post-cable age of the Internet, money may be a hindrance.
President Trump has the opposite of a cult of personality. Oh sure, he has a rock-solid core of supporters who, as Reihan Salam of National Review put it, see him as a combination of Santa Claus, Scrooge McDuck, and Vito Corleone.
But I dare say most of Trump's supporters voted for his ideas, not the man. Many voted for him despite the man.
One would think that would hinder Santa McDuck Corleone.
Actually, the Cult of Ideas works well for Trump.
His ideas are so strong -- his opposition to a large central government works against the national interest is so powerful -- that his human foibles are dismissed as just that: human.
Trump can say and do stuff without consequence as long as he delivers programs such as:
Ending illegal immigration.He must stand and deliver. Americans want to put America first.
Ending the Islamic State.
Ending the nine-year recession.
His favorables are in the 40s?
The media's are in the toilet.
As long as he pushes back against the scoundrels, he wins.
Trump heads a movement -- one that gave Republicans the House in 2010, the Senate in 2014, and the White House in 2016. Republicans have reversed the political polarity in the Statehouses, shortening the Democratic bench.
Democrats need to work fast to win big this year and next, otherwise they face longer odds in 2020. They seem to be where Republicans were in 1964 or 1974 -- but without a Nixon or Reagan on the horizon.
Please read "Trump the Press," in which I skewer media experts who wrongly predicted Trump would lose the Republican nomination. "Trump the Press" is available as a paperback, and on Kindle.
It covers the nomination process only. The general election is covered in a sequel, "Trump the Establishment," which will be published in paperback on February 7.
For autographed copies of either book, email me at DonSurber@GMail.com
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