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Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:05 PM
You can put your fears to rest! No one on earth, during your lifetime, is going to start a nuclear war. All the bluster is political posturing and intimidation which is most effective on the low information people. The intelligent people will keep themselves alive and the lamebrains will come along for free! Terrorists may use nuclear contamination but nothing that can be traced to a Government anywhere. Israel alone, with the arsenal they have today could kill a hundred million Arabs/Persians. No, the danger to Israel is not from big threats. Their greatest danger is being absorbed by the population growth of their minorities (in their case, Palestinians,) while we, likewise, are losing to our own immigrant minority.
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,...