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And that's taking into account the fact that Obama had his party in control of both Houses of Congress until the "shellacking" of 2010." I clearly remember disbelieving the whiny Democrats blaming the Republicans for their own gross incompetence and inability to pass legislation. Personally, I think that since we've now all had a first-hand view of the economic, political and cultural devastation that the Dems bring to the fore, perhaps the idea that the pendulum is beginning to swing back in the other direction, might actually becoming true. At least, that's what I currently hope for. About this "President," I never doubted his inability to ever correctly perform the job, or that he would "grow into it." His ideological rigidity, coupled with deliberate tactics of bad-faith negotiations with Congress, made the proposition a non-starter from the get-go. To any and all who payed attention, that much was obvious before the end of his first campaign speech. The worst part is that We The People have been forced to deal with the brunt of the consequences that Neville Chamberlain 2.0 foisted upon us.
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I See Rich People

Joe40 Wrote: 5 hours ago (1:57 AM)
At the very least, it would lead to increases in parking.
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The Grievance Industry's Spawn

Joe40 Wrote: 6 hours ago (12:52 AM)
Oh, I think it will happen, eventually. Unfortunately, it will likely happen in the wreckage of the USA en route to the world of "Idiocracy."
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The Grievance Industry's Spawn

Joe40 Wrote: 6 hours ago (12:47 AM)
I'd like to believe that it will take less time than 30-40 years before the college grads of today realized how badly they were propagandized by the Democrat Party. Although I'm not likely to live long enough to see it, and say "I told you so," I firmly believe that history is not going to look kindly at this era. History's judgement of Obama and Political Correctness is likely to be harsh, not only to his administration, but also at those of us who, through action or inaction, allowed progressivism a chance to run so wildy amok.
Or perhaps "False Choices?"
With the modern day Democrat Party, it has become necessary to take Reagan's "trust, but verify" concept and turn it around. The new formation of the concept, especially where liberals are concerned is, "verify, then trust, if the facts are accurate. This is necessary because the trust in, (and the credibility of), the Democrats has been completely obliterated, thanks to politicians like Obama, Reid, Pelosi, and their ilk.
He won't. Of that you can be sure. Krugman may preach that the rich don't deserve their money, but you can bet your bottom dollar that when it comes to himself, that he, like most liberals, will have little, if anything, to say on the matter. Hypocrite? You bet....
That sort of thing is rare. Incumbency has its perks, and the old guard in any generation is always loathe to give them up, even unto death.
Since he has no intention of resigning, or retiring, the answer to your question is yes.
That's bureaucratic "mission creep" at its worst.
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