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The Dirty Little Secret of 2012

duggy2 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:54 AM
debt is the problem. .debt is the destiny....look it up  ...we are in debt..16 t...thanks to govt borrowing...where is it in the constitution that congress shall borrow? ?????? where does it say a private bank will be the central bank and create bux from air and lend same to govt that tax servants shall be extorted to repay????? 16 t dollars at 6" ea laid end to end would go around the globe 60,000, wake up...the biggest swindle of all time...the emperor has no clothes...and erudite economists with furrowed brows drone on about the revered fed as if it were on the right hand of god....chirpy newsies bleat the latest dreck from bennie bankie and timmie treasurie as if they co-authored the 10 commandments...pure faith..

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

To paraphrase the traditional Passover formulation honored in Jewish homes: why was this election different from all other elections? What makes 2012 stand out in recent political history, either as a temporary anomaly or a significant, long-term shift in the electorate?

The most striking change in the results this year involved a precipitous and alarming decline in voter participation, a drop-off that stemmed from a deliberate strategy by the Obama campaign and almost certainly provided the president with his margin of victory. Meanwhile, much of the conventional wisdom about...