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Big Government 2.0

MoreFreedom Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:15 AM
Thus, Republican politicians are destroying the Republican Party and turning it into another statist party, leaving us a choice between two statists. In such a case, Daniel Mitchell advises us to vote for the liberal: they will get the discredt they deserve, and the RNC will learn that backing statists is a path to failure.

Bill Clinton isn't often wrong when it comes to politics, but his assertion in his 1996 State of the Union Address that "the era of big government is over" was a bit premature. In light of President Obama's Second Inaugural Address, the era of big government has just begun.

The reliably liberal columnist Dana Milbank of The Washington Post exhibited refreshing honesty when he wrote of Obama's speech, "...it failed to rise to the moment."

The president's address was more campaign rhetoric than visionary. He even lowered himself to reference Mitt Romney's inelegant remark about "takers" versus makers. Obama's comment was...