'As our institutions bend and buckle and approach the breaking point from benign, blind or willful neglect — and above all, from a leadership vacuum, the president bombs Syria and is hailed by an obeisant media, top Democrats & Republicans. The military-industrial-political complex saluted the commander-in-chief for sending a message to the world, although exactly what the message meant remains far from clear. Not a day passes that he doesn’t betray some of the people who voted for him Instead of bombing another country, how about building our own with better bridges, railroads, highways and airports, how about tending to those who need jobs and homes, how about health care that really gets the job done? But don’t hold your breath. It is foolish to expect anything like this from a man-child who plays with America’s destiny as if it were a rag doll in his gilded crib.'