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Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

JRM57 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:36 AM
You idiot. The Germans didn't bomb Pearl Harbor. The JAPANESE did... The Germans invaded Poland.... You're totally ignorant of history! Everything you said is bass ackwards...
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,...