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The Government That Ate America

pinenee Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 8:17 PM
32 years ago, the whole world changed. The way our nation had coped with change was not sufficient in 1980. America died. A corpse is not inventive, creative, brave, understanding, loyal, and have consequences for being an idiot, it is already dead. The citizens didn't elect Mr. Obama for anything to be eaten. It was to become a brave, understanding, and have consequences for idiot behavior nation. American conservatives state, if America is ever alive again it must be Caucasian, capitalist, and Christian, then let it stay dead under those terms.
What's this? Joe Biden in weekend conversation with Mitch McConnell over how to step back from the fiscal cliff? Isn't Biden the man in charge of solving The Gun Problem? How does he have the time or energy -- not least the ideas -- to launch another rescue mission?

Apparently he had none of these. Not much came, reportedly, of the Biden-McConnell negotiations. One is struck anyway by an infinitely larger question -- how did we as a society, as a nation, get to this point: wrapped in suspense while the government of the United States works out, or...