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2012: When Dreams Died

Earl29 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 9:51 PM
Debt limit coming up. The Republicans have the power. Have they the courage to wield it? I strongly suggest they pay no attention to Congressman LaTourette. He has a bad case of the go along to get alongs.

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...