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For this we have Obama to thank. Who says he did nothing positive for the nation?
It should surprise no one that a Community Organizer, who never ran a lemonade stand, came to office without a smidgen of knowledge about the art of leadership. Obama's ego did not allow him to admit this shortcoming and thus remedy it, rather than playing round after round of golf.
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The New Republican Party

elko-mike Wrote: Aug 17, 2014 11:53 PM
"I would like someone to show me what Obama and his Administration have accomplished in 6 years that have been positive for America." The distrust of Americans in the federal government has increased since Obama took office -- that is a positive development.
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The Problem With The Right Part 2

elko-mike Wrote: Aug 17, 2014 10:12 PM
You forgot a kind of important point -- if Republicans govern as liberals when elected they will lose the trust of the party. When the base doesn't trust you, all of the pablum offered in Hunter's column is worthless. When the base worked its tail off and gave Bush 43 the Congress, it was squandered with the greatest expansion in government until Obama and a new entitlement to boot. It is thus not clear to me why I should buy into Hunter's arguments.
Hillary's #1 obstacle is Hillary.
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The End of Iraq (Cont'd)

elko-mike Wrote: Aug 16, 2014 8:39 AM
... "naive people went into a voting booth and pulled the lever for this clown" MORE THAN ONCE. How stupid is that?
My problem with these gradualist plans is that government created the problems in the medical system through its interventions in the marketplace. Unless there is an end game that severs the federal government's ability to monkey in the health care market then there isn't a solution. This smacks of a RINO, who dislike big government unless Republicans are in charge, proposal.
If Republicans demonstrated any inclination to eat the elephant, perhaps patience is in order. But remember, Republicans had the Congress for six years under Bush 43 and did they cut government? Nope. They grew it at the fastest pace in history until Obama came along. And ... tada ... gave us a new entitlement. On what basis should we have confidence that putting Republicans in charge will result in a gradual reduction in the size of the monster?
Dear Santa, I'm being a very, very, very good boy. All I want for Christmas is to see Lerner perp walked to jail. Please, Mike
Exactly. Channeling Reagan the federal government IS the problem, and there is no evidence that MORE federal government action will do anything other than make the problems worse.
Leaving the mess largely intact only makes it easier to retro the noxious weeds. Devolving these programs to the states will break the federal government's monopoly and make it much harder for progressive to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
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