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Groundhog Day in America

1960Republican Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 6:01 AM
Most ambassadoreships are an honorarium, a reward from a political party. A few are professionals, like Stephens, but only a few. What happened to him is a tragedy, but our nation has many tragedies. Wasn't Shirley Temple -- if anybody remembers her -- an ambassadore? See what I mean? Focusing on the Benghazi murder got nary a vote. Like Hilary said, she's got 60,000 employees -- she has more ambassadores available.
Barack Obama won a moderately close victory over Mitt Romney on Tuesday. But oddly, nothing much has changed. The country is still split nearly 50/50. There is still a Democratic president, and an almost identically Democratic Senate at war with an identically Republican House, in a Groundhog Day America.

Obama's win did not really reflect affirmation of his first term, given that the president made only halfhearted efforts to defend Obamacare, the stimulus, huge Keynesian deficits and his attempts to implement cap-and-trade. So if there is a second-term agenda, even Obama supporters don't quite know what it will be.

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