By Michael A. Cohen
It’s hard to imagine a single person who had a worse year in politics than Barack Obama. His policy agenda went nowhere in Congress; his approval ratings tanked; and his party got demolished in midterm elections. On foreign policy, critics had harsh words for the way he dealt with Russia, ISIS, and even Ebola.
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Yet, last week when Obama gave his end-of-the-year press conference, he very much appeared to be a man without a care in the world — energetic, confident, and seemingly liberated. With two years left in his presidency, Obama should be a lame duck. Instead, he looks more like the honey badger.
In a popular and hilarious YouTube clip, the honey badger has been immortalized as a bold, fearless, and undaunted creature who doesn’t care. That’s pretty much been Obama’s modus operandi since the midterm elections.