A popular song from the 70s was a tune by Judy Collins entitled, 'Send in the Clowns.' The title was used by this writer back in 2006 when the Democrats took control of Congress, and again when they maintained control in 2008 and Barack Obama ascended to the White House. It seemed to fit the behavior.
Now, however, a better title with which to describe the White House is 'send in the goons.' In keeping with the Chicago Way in which Barack Obama, his friend Rahm Emanel, and Valerie Jarrett were schooled, the Administration has become a joke in its tendency to embody the dubious description of 'government by thuggery.'