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2012: When Dreams Died

rpm Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:58 AM
Banning "Assault weapons", however defined, will result in a more active black market in them. If the smugglers can supply RPG's and SAM missiles, they can surely get the gangs an AK-47. Result will be law abiding people won't have AK-47's the bad guys will.

The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky dreams.

Barack Obama in 2008 won an election on an upbeat message of change in the hope that the first black president would mark a redemptive moment in American history. Four years later, the fantasies are gone. In continuing dismal economic times, Obama ran for re-election neither on his first-term achievements -- Obamacare, bailouts, financial stimuli and Keynesian mega-deficits -- nor on more utopian promises.

Instead, Obama's campaign systematically reduced his rival, Wall Street financier Mitt Romney, to a conniving, felonious financial pirate who did dastardly things, from letting the...