This might have been the worst week of the Obama Presidency so far.
After implementing some counter-productive far-right policies last week, the markets dived and the US got kicked out of the AAA club. A massive and historic event, with both symbolics and real effects likely to be very bad.
Then the Bin Laden unit lost over twenty folks, and now more downgrades and market dives are probably coming up very shortly.
But this is what you get. Being nice and consensus-like in times of delusion and extreme political winds in the country. Unfortunately, a very different kind of strong political leadership is needed. Just look at the face, hair and posture at the picture. It looks like a great and good man, taking a toll and failing to meet the challenges of the Presidency. One would wish it was different.