- Jul 20, 2011
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- Don't harsh my zen, Jen!
Hold the fork! Obama may not be toast yet - Chicago Sun-TimesBut we should remember that restraint and deliberation is what got Obama this far.
The Republicans smell blood and are already drawing straws over who gets tapped to roll into the White House on Jan. 20, 2013. Old Mitt Romney just isnt radical enough, and his past is littered with embarrassing examples of compromise and concern for health care, and so he is being nudged aside by religious zealots like Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann. With a strong Democratic opponent, theyd have to at least pretend to temper their anti-government, pro-business, rule-from-the-Bible politics to appeal to mainstream America. But with Obama seeming on the ropes, they can let it all hang out and spin their revanchist dreams to scrap the EPA, disband the Department of Education and push gays back under a rock.
The country is in deep economic trouble, and Republicans are ballyhooing their key solutions lower taxes on the rich, fewer programs for the poor, and get government off the backs of corporations and out of the helping people business. Whether Obama intends it or not, our enfeebled president is letting America take a good long listen to the people who would like to have complete control. Im not sure theyll end up liking what they hear.