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A Word For Freedom/ The President Heard From At Last

zipher Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 1:58 AM
The majority of people on food stamps are white. The majority of people on food stamps--irregardless of their skin color--work for a living. The basic problem is that they do not earn a living wage. And NONE of the Republican candidates on that stage has put forward a proposal that will change that. Sadly, such facts do not seem to cut much mustard with the bigoted boobs who infest the GOP in South Carolina--or impede the racist rhetoric of Newt, who over the last month has demonstrated that he is willing to say and do absolutely anything in order to preserve his meglamania.

They set a table for the president of the United States in the presence of his country's enemies at this year's session of the UN General Assembly. But this time, instead of apologizing for American principles, Barack Obama stepped forward to defend them -- after weeks of pussyfooting around them. And they were first principles, too, as in the First Amendment with its words about freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

What a refreshing change from the quivering silence, followed by fulsome apologias, with which Washington first greeted the murderous assaults on our legations throughout the Islamic world. This time,...