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The Real Barack Obama

Leonard152 Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 2:06 AM
Why would you blind yourself to who a person really is? Why would you pretend they have no flaws and never produce failures? Why would anyone pretend, despite the facts and the evidence, that in the end utopia will be achieved? Why would you see the 'feet of clay' before you and deceive yourself that they are made of steel? Why would anyone vote for this incompetent, inexperienced, and fraudulent individual to make them the President? Because he is 'likeable'? How utterly stupid!

A recent poll shows that 85 percent of middle-class Americans believe they're worse off now than they were 10 years ago. Yet shockingly, just 34 percent of those people blame Barack Obama. More Americans blame Congress (62 percent), banks (54 percent), corporations (47 percent), former President George W. Bush (44 percent) and foreign competition (39 percent).

Why the disconnect?

These folks aren't entirely wrong. Congress did nothing about an out-of-control Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a decade, and allowed the Federal Reserve to inflate the currency all the while. Banks played along with the regulatory regime in...