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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

scrow Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 5:29 PM
More like "BUT HE'S MAKING THINGS WORSE!" Is the deficit the same as when President Obama entered office, or worse? Or lower? Or is unemployment greater, or lower? Or the same? Or are gas prices higher or lower? Or the same? President Obama's philosophy seems to be "Yeah, it was bad when I came in. But four years later, IT'S WORSE! So let me keep working."

YOU'RE A PASSIONATE and committed liberal. Four years ago, enthralled by Barack Obama's biography and inspired by his oratory, you voted for him with pride. You embraced his promise of hope and change. You were deeply moved by the racial progress he symbolized.

But above all you voted for him because he expressed such enlightened views.

You didn't just want a Democrat back in the White House, you wanted one who would bring progressive clarity to US national policy.

For eight years, you'd fumed at George W. Bush's offenses against the Constitution; now at last, you believed, you were supporting a...