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2012: When Dreams Died

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 6:15 AM
He's not the MIRROR image of Reagan; he's the BIZARRO version of Reagan. (If anyone remembers the Superman comic character from the 60's) Similar in an opposite way but a distortion of all the good characteristics into bad ones.
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 7:10 AM
Yes, just like a comic book villain. Very weird that he is the president. So many people out there with functioning brains. Why did we let a cult of zombies take over America? I guess we were too busy working and raising children and not paying close enough attention.
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 7:11 AM
I did have professors this strange over 30 years ago. I must admit.
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 7:12 AM
But I thought reasonable people would always reject silly people.
KPar Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 9:16 AM
It is no accident that the government-run school system provides such a poor product- ignorant people can be more easily led...
karpe diem Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 12:18 PM
there were more of them - the zombies without brains - than of us and this is how BO won.

The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky dreams.

Barack Obama in 2008 won an election on an upbeat message of change in the hope that the first black president would mark a redemptive moment in American history. Four years later, the fantasies are gone. In continuing dismal economic times, Obama ran for re-election neither on his first-term achievements -- Obamacare, bailouts, financial stimuli and Keynesian mega-deficits -- nor on more utopian promises.

Instead, Obama's campaign systematically reduced his rival, Wall Street financier Mitt Romney, to a conniving, felonious financial pirate who did dastardly things, from letting the...