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Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 5:09 PM
My sister, upon her husbands retirement from the military, purchased an old home in vermont and planned to restore and renovate it. (Think the movie "the money pit) I stopped to see her two years later and asked on the way from the Airport, "Sis, how is the renovation going?" To which she replied, "If I had it all to do over I would place a bomb in the basement and start from scratch"!!! That is where the Republican party is today, 90% beyond resussitation!
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,...