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A Flip-Flops President

DaleEarnhardt Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 2:58 PM
The Republicans said the Iraq War would pay for itself, and be cheap. Had we had an additional wartime gas tax for eight years (2003-2011) of ONE DOLLAR MORE to pay for our Republican social engineering project in Iraq; I doubt John McCain could have flippantly said we may be in Iraq for 100 years. It's the Republican Party who is full of self absorbed poltroons as they increased domestic spending by two and half times that of 'Bubba' Clinton, in a time of Islamic-Fascism mind you, paid for with tax cuts, and now, believe it or not, they are organizing Tea Parties. Let's start paying for the War in Afghanistan with an additional wartime gas tax, starting today!
We mighta, coulda, woulda, shoulda, still-some-day-may elect a president serious about the matter of the nation's freedoms.

Or, possibly, not.

The second possibility -- so an ancient mariner reflects -- arises from a sea change in our culture. It could be that more than half of us - a fast-rising proportion -- don't understand "serious" the way it was understood until half a century ago. The loose, lax, louche United States of 2012 seems dissimilar in important respects to the country that chose Dwight D. Eisenhower for president.

A week after the Nov. 6 debacle, the post-mortems go...