Hume: 'It Appears That The Laws Of Political Gravity Apply To Barack Obama' "Look at this issue, which continues to cause him troubles; Obamacare. Look at gun control in particular, which he made a very high priority and now it looks as if it’s possible nothing will pass or almost nothing will pass, certainly nothing on the scale that he seemed to be talking about in the beginning. Immigration reform is one where something may come out in the end, but that looks like an issue where he's basically been invited to kind of stay out of it and let Congress work its will. So, and of course the other factor in the second term, which is the world intrudes as the world will and has for so many presidents. North Korea being the most recent example. So, it appears that the laws of political gravity apply to Barack Obama after all."