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A Vote For Obama-Biden Is
A Vote For National Collapse

Investor's Business Daily, by Mark Steyn

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Posted By:AVFD15, 11/2/2012 7:50:08 PM

In political terms, Hurricane Sandy and the Benghazi consulate debacle exemplify at home and abroad the fundamental unseriousness of the United States in the Obama era. In the days after Sandy hit, Barack Obama was generally agreed to have performed well. He had himself photographed in the White House Situation Room nodding thoughtfully to bureaucrats ("John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; David Agnew, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs") and Tweeted it to his 3.2 million

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/2/2012 7:57:28 PM     (No. 8983636)

Nobody slices and dices like Mark Steyn.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: convert, 11/2/2012 8:00:26 PM     (No. 8983641)

Deadly accurate. And so disheartening. With all the money we've wasted over the last 4 years on solar panels we could have upgraded our power grid for millions. Imagine if the whole eastern seaboard lost power for an extended period of time. It's definitely MadMax time!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/2/2012 8:13:13 PM     (No. 8983663)

Re Bloomberg:

"This is a man who spends his days micromanaging the amount of soda New Yorkers are allowed to have in their beverage containers rather than, say, the amount of ocean New Yorkers are allowed to have in their subway system..."

Only Steyn is capable of this...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: susieq1, 11/2/2012 8:24:26 PM     (No. 8983683)

Wish I had the brain power of Mr. Steyn.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cartcart, 11/2/2012 8:32:03 PM     (No. 8983697)

All jacket and no bombers! Well-put by a brilliant man!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pythagoras, 11/2/2012 9:00:15 PM     (No. 8983750)

Must read. One of the all-time greats.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/2/2012 9:41:34 PM     (No. 8983827)

Steyn would make a great carpenter. He hits the nail on the head every time.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MHR, 11/2/2012 9:45:48 PM     (No. 8983840)

AGREE POSTS #1 AND 3

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Reply 9 - Posted by: neenbean, 11/2/2012 9:49:10 PM     (No. 8983845)

A MUST READ!

What a National Treasure. Would love to see him, Greg Gutfield, and Dennis Miller replace Shep Smith

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/2/2012 9:54:35 PM     (No. 8983858)

When the going gets tough, we depend upon Mark Steyn to make us laugh through our tears.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pam, 11/2/2012 10:04:37 PM     (No. 8983879)

On Obama's election tombstone. Over promised and under delivered. RIP America

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 11/2/2012 10:15:51 PM     (No. 8983900)

#5 stole my thunder!

Does anybody else notice that Barry looks like he's wearing his daddy's leather bomber jacket? It's 2 sizes too big for him, new and stiff-looking. Ver appropriate for this narcissistic, incompetent poser with father issues.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: navybrat, 11/2/2012 11:11:34 PM     (No. 8983968)

His handlers must have bought the jacket especially for him to wear on his photo op tour.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/3/2012 4:16:33 AM     (No. 8984114)

His handlers are demorats who don't believe in using their own money for anybody else. More likely taxpayers paid for that jacket.

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