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Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

Neal from PA Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 5:59 PM
Fortunately for us older Americans, we won't suffer the brunt of this self-destruction. However, we will still suffer from the continued Liberal look good…feel good abyss. Those who have been bent on destroying the middle class have done a "great" job, and our future generations will pay the price. Will they ever…with higher taxes, costs rising on everything and a lower standard of living.
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,...