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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

cpessell Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 3:38 PM
Well, I don't ever see a conservative saying their policies had anything to do with the economic downturn. And it does seem that in a reality show/internet/24 hour news atmosphere we want what we want now. A bad economy should be able to be fixed by next week in time for a musical number.

YOU'RE A PASSIONATE and committed liberal. Four years ago, enthralled by Barack Obama's biography and inspired by his oratory, you voted for him with pride. You embraced his promise of hope and change. You were deeply moved by the racial progress he symbolized.

But above all you voted for him because he expressed such enlightened views.

You didn't just want a Democrat back in the White House, you wanted one who would bring progressive clarity to US national policy.

For eight years, you'd fumed at George W. Bush's offenses against the Constitution; now at last, you believed, you were supporting a...