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Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

Fooling Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 8:32 AM
My expectations are more modest still. All I ask for is freedom. The right to raise my family as I choose, to a govt. that does not grow like a cancer, usurping my choice in areas that used to be circumscribed as "private," and to fresh air. Also I ask that govt. stop teaching that it is okay to hate and despise white people, especially men, and that govt. stop forcing, via law, employers to use racial set asides (which occurs de facto, if not de jure). Not so much. The other stuff I have given up on. Just want my kids to breathe freedom. Forget the spaceship to Mars, cure cancer stuff, etc.
wdwrkr Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:14 PM
"All I ask for is freedom."

In 1776 they did not "ask" for freedom.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:53 AM
"All I ask for is freedom." We're going to have to fight to keep it.
Mike4166 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:25 PM
Sorry bill, but you're a bit late on that comment. Rather, we'll have to fight to get it back. It's long gone.
Rarely have second terms lived up to the hopes and expectations of presidents or their electorates.

FDR's began with an attempt to pack the Supreme Court by adding new justices and a second Depression of 1937. He was rescued only by the war in Europe in 1939 and the GOP's nomination of "the barefoot boy from Wall Street," Wendell Willkie.

What can be called Harry Truman's second term was a disaster.

In 1949, the Soviets exploded an atom bomb and China fell to Mao. In 1950, the Rosenbergs were convicted as atomic spies for Stalin and North Korea invaded the South,...