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"Obama Puts Politics First, Border Security Second." Second? Is he concerned about it at all? Not that I can see. The man is a disaster as president and a disgrace to the country. The only simple explanation for all the damage that he is doing is that he is doing it deliberately because he hates his country. What a president. We've never seen the like.
"Does Nixon's rise, from crushing defeats in 1960 and 1962..." Crushing defeat in 1960? What is Pat thinking? That election was one of the closest elections in American history. In fact, were it not for Mayor Daley's ballot-box stuffing in Chicago, Nixon would have won Illinois and the election.
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Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

Macroman Wrote: Jul 08, 2014 6:59 AM
A very wise column.
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Holding Greenpeace Accountable

Macroman Wrote: Jul 05, 2014 7:50 AM
Outstanding column, wimpy title. How about this more descriptive version: "Green Policies Kill People (Millions of Them)"
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Economic Freedom

Macroman Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 6:38 AM
Someone needs to tell this to the Pope. He's a well-meaning man, but unfortunately he is an economic ignoramus. He declared shortly after becoming Pope that there is no evidence that capitalism is the best way or even a good way to improve the lot of humanity. Williams has summed up the evidence.
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"Crapitalism!"

Macroman Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 6:28 AM
I love the name: crapitalism. I hope libertarians everywhere adopt it. I also hope the Republican party adopts it, but that is probably a vain hope. The Republican party is too stupid and too satisfied with its role as the minority party ever to do anything with any zing in it.
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"Crapitalism!"

Macroman Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 6:27 AM
No, not true at all. Foreign subsidies to foreign industries reduce total costs to us. Our workers can shift to other industries that the foreigners do not subsidize, sell the resulting products, and buy foreign products that foreign taxpayers stupidly have made cheaper for us. They lose, and we gain. If they want to shoot a hole in the bottom of their boat, we should not respond by shooting a hole in the bottom of ours. We should just sail ahead and watch them fall behind.
"...as nuisances and threats to their power and comfort." That sums up the goal of government bureaucrats - to be left alone to be comfortable. Like nearly everyone else, they view their jobs as just that - jobs. That's OK with me, but we have to recognize that they work for themselves, not us. The difference between them and workers in private enterprise is that they have no competition keeping them in line. There is no threat of being fired (the Civil Service Act protects them), and there is no threat of their jobs being closed (Congress never eliminates programs or seriously reduces budgets). They thus have no incentive to perform, and like everyone else they respond to the incentives.
What an uniformed remark. Mitchell's comments are restricted to Obama's economic policies, not the rest of his disastrous regime. It is obvious from this column that Mitchell agrees with you that Obama's policies are terrible. For more evidence of that, read Mitchell's columns over the last 5 years. Over and over he rakes Obama over the coals, showing the stupidity of his policies and the harm they do. Contrary to your characterization, Mitchell is very informed and not at all moderate. Whether he is dull is a matter of personal opinion. I don't find him so. I suggest you wake up and stop criticizing your friends.
Great column, but the following remark near the end needs amendment: "The good news is that Obama will never be as bad as FDR, no matter how hard he tries." That may be true about economic policy, but what about foreign policy? Military policy? Love of country? I believe the evidence is consistent with FDR wanting to defend his country and further its interests (though perhaps in misguided ways), whereas the evidence also is consistent with Obama hating his country, wanting to weaken its defenses, and working against its interests. In fact, the most parsimonious explanation for Obama's entire collection of policies is that he wants to harm his own country, something that apparently never crossed FDR's mind.
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