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Black and White Brian Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 7:01 AM
.... we're flat broke as a nation living like some sort of American version of Europe .... Don't kid yourself. Only reason Europe - these past going-on-for-200-years - lives like "some sort of American vision of Europe" is on our feral government's sacrifice of Trillions of Dollars of our confiscated wealth and hundreds of thousands of gallons of our warriors' blood. There is no Uncle Sam to last-minute ride to our rescue, to catch us when we stumble nor prop us when we fall.
The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, etc.) wins re-election, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years -- mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency and Hurricane Katrina.

Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their re-election wins. They believe that they are invincible and that heir public approval is permanent rather than fickle.

The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the...