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A Flip-Flops President

backshich Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 1:40 PM
SPECIAL ALERT! ALL TAKE NOTICE!! SPECIAL ALERT Obama has declared the entire coastline of Texas to be special sovereign territory of the USSA!!! Does Texas have any large naval bases? Too bad!! The USSA Navy plans to quickly seize control all territory now named the "Padre Island National Seashore" by order of special decree Directive 13A. It looks like Texas can kiss all those oil rigs in the Golfo de Mexico......ADIOS! Besame Mucho, mi amor.
We mighta, coulda, woulda, shoulda, still-some-day-may elect a president serious about the matter of the nation's freedoms.

Or, possibly, not.

The second possibility -- so an ancient mariner reflects -- arises from a sea change in our culture. It could be that more than half of us - a fast-rising proportion -- don't understand "serious" the way it was understood until half a century ago. The loose, lax, louche United States of 2012 seems dissimilar in important respects to the country that chose Dwight D. Eisenhower for president.

A week after the Nov. 6 debacle, the post-mortems go...