President Obama seemed to go out of his way during a recent dinner to make several jokes about the democrats and republicans. The power of most presidents is reduced during their last year in office. But I think Obama made himself look even more powerless with all those jokes. A little bit of presidential humor is fine. Lincoln was known for being funny at times. But I thought Obama went overboard. His behavior seemed to say that he can no longer shape the world, so he’ll settle for making a speech that contained one joke after another. To me, it looked like he was trying to hide his frustration at the lack of cooperation he’s had throughout his presidency from others in Washington. I voted for Obama twice, but am disappointed that he no longer looks presidential. Hopefully, the next president will be a better leader who won’t have to resort to executive orders to get what they want–and too many jokes near the end of their administration when they don’t.