Obama for President

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    by The Editors

    "The past eight years have been like watching a TV makeover show in reverse. We entered the Bush era a ravishing beauty attracting envious stares. We leave it a gum-smacking sad sack with split ends and an empty social calendar. Over the course of George W. Bush's second term, in particular, the images of our country have not just been unattractive but virtually apocalyptic: a major city destroyed; cars raining into the Mississippi from a crumbling bridge; swaths of exurbia dotted with foreclosed homes; a financial system in ruins; angry emotionalism flooding politics.

    There are many causes of this bleak age, and not all of them can be laid at the feet of the president. But there's no doubt that Bush has run down the one engine capable of making our vast economic and physical infrastructure function properly: the federal government. He has disregarded the tenets that have guided the state since the Progressive Era--deference to disinterested expertise, an apolitical civil service, reliance on regulation to protect the common good. The ethos of the executive branch under his command has been one of "heckuva job" hackery and anti-intellectualism. So the next president will not just inherit an economic crisis, a health care crisis, an environmental crisis, an infrastructural crisis, and, oh yes, two wars, an overstretched military, and a looming Iranian threat. He will inherit a government weakened to the point that it has become ill-equipped to protect the well-being of its citizens."

    Obama for President
     
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    You could say the same about a vote for Obama/Biden. I'll remind you that Obama voted for the recent FISA Amendments that violate our Constitutional rights.
     
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    Yes I agree, Obama for president of his home country.






    >>>>> KENYA! <<<<<<

    A vote for Obama is a vote to empower LAZY. To spread America's wealth to the world, until we are spent. To dump all this country has accomplished into the super gravatational singularity. And, end with nothing to show for it.

    Maybe we can classify welfare as a job description?
     

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