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“Golden lads and girls all must, as chimney sweepers, come to dust,”

poem from Cymbeline

Oh, how the mighty have fallen and yet there are fathoms deeper, yet to fall. Poetry is still relevant when attempting to understand the human condition. The words of William Shakespeare are especially meaningful because he wrote of the tragic pride of kings.

So, now that Barack Obama’s world is crumbling, due to the election of Scott Brown of Massachusetts (and the earlier elections in Virginia and New Jersey) will he face the fact that the people have spoken loudly their objections to the direction he is leading us or will he double down on his goal of socialized medicine and spending us into oblivion?

The signs are not encouraging.