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Obama's Land of the LOST

xj7134ny Wrote: May 25, 2012 4:07 PM
Truth is, JC, sometimes I don't think it matters in the least. The Conservatives can wail and pound their chests, but the dirty little truth is NO ONE is willing to cut entitlements and look like heartless c cksuckers. Romney might cut spending slightly, but it would be on the fat already there. People who are savvy politically, realize that revenues must be increased and that can only come from the wealthy. I can't picture a conservative congress rep declaring that the poor folks down the street or Grandma will get less food stamps and housing dollars. Lots of people disliked Bush, but the truth is most people's lives are minimally impacted by party affiliation. Most people are in the middle.

What's green and blue and grabby all over? President Obama's new pressure campaign for Congress to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).

The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that "no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth's surface over to the Third World." According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the "central, and abiding, defect" was "its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states...