Some Premature Praise for a Future Progressive Hero

Looking forward to ex-Pres Obama's 'controversial' statements supporting Palestinian rights. I know they'll be bold & powerful. * Looking forward to ex-Pres Obama's scathing attacks on Wall Street, once he is no longer in power. Bet he'll make Liz Warren look tame! * Looking forward to ex-Pres Obama taking a knee on the sideline beside Kaepernick, after he's left office. What an impact that will have! *  Looking forward to ex-Pres Obama's surprising denunciation of fracking as an "unconscionable assault" on the environment. MSNBC will cheer! * Looking forward to ex-Pres Obama's NYT op-ed decrying New Cold War bellicosity, calling for "reason & respect" in policy toward Russia. * In short, looking forward to all the bold "progressive" stances ex-Pres Obama will take -- once he's unable to do jack shit about any of them. (Today’s twittering @empireburlesque.)