One of my favorite reads is Richard Fernandez--"Wretchard"--at PJMedia. He's a student of history and sees some grim signs of convergence in current events.
Here's one succinct summary:
Campaigns are won in the abstract, but governance occurs in the concrete.
As long as Obama stayed on the plane of smoke and mirrors he could tell voters the lies that 52% of them were eager to hear. But when it came down to where his people would find the money to fund all the wonderful promises, then the truth became unavoidably evident.