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7 Questions That Will Determine the Success or Failure Of Barack Obama's Second Term

Chamuk78 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 4:52 PM
There is one problem with that: there are not very many countries that are any good to apply that strategy. Mexico is almost a failed state, south of Florida is another failed country that lives from handouts, Central America is poor and violent. I've been looking into that myself, but there are not very many choices because I do not have a million $$$to get a visa to Australia or Canada. Those are the best, I won't even look at Europe, because even although I have relatives there, there isn't much going these days.
purple80 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 6:42 PM
Both Australia and Canada are far more left wing than the US: socialised healthcare, extensive safety net. Australia's prime minister is an athiest who is a big proponent of affirmative action and legal abortion.

Puts things into perspective, eh? Feel marginalised in the US, which is extremely right-wing compared to most of the western world? well your political and economic perspective will be considered comic in Oz or Canada.

When British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was asked what might knock his administration off course, he famously responded, "Events, dear boy, events." There's a lot of truth to that. At any point in time, an unexpected event can throw the political world into turmoil. However, more often than not, it's not the blindside hit that gets you so much as the freight train you've seen coming for miles.

When Barack Obama came into office, he had a number of serious challenges to deal with and not only has he effectively addressed very few of them, many of them have worsened...