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The Last Ticket to Fantasyland Expires in Three Months

BP in FL Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 11:21 AM
Thank you Mr. Ransom. I enjoy your editorials. My only disagreement is with your assertion that Occupy Wall Street is a grassroots movement. I think there's plenty of evidence to show that it was a politically funded and organized effort by Far Left operatives to try to counteract the Tea Party movement. The core of the OWS participants were paid political stooges and the rest were useful idiots who came out for free food and chance to be seen on tv.
mforti Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 2:11 PM
Sure, the free food and TV cameras were cool. However the real enticement for most of the useful idiots was the chance to hang out for weeks on end with other lazy, unwashed idiots, and to smoke lots and lots of pot.
mforti Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 2:13 PM
PS - If you smoke enough dope, their 'cause' might even start to make some sort of sense.

The presidential playbook generally calls for a successful candidate to swing to the middle when they are running unopposed for their party’s nomination.

But as we enter perhaps the final months of the Obama administration, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for anyone to make an appeal to the center, if indeed a center even exists in American politics anymore.

Obama has destroyed the political center in this country, and for that we can be thankful. 

Because Obama’s policies have exposed the basic problem with the bipartisan approach favored by establishment Republicans and so-called Blue Dog Democrats.

Both of those centrist...