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Obama’s ideological fatigue
Washington Post, by Michael Gerson

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/14/2013 10:37:11 PM

President Obama’s second inaugural address and his recent State of the Union have been described as “two acts in the same play.” They are matched “bookends.” They belong together “like bagels and toothpaste.” Actually, that last characterization is mine. It is difficult to imagine two more different speeches in intention or ambition. The inaugural presented Obama’s unvarnished progressivism as the culmination of the American founding. The State of the Union presented a grab bag of proposals, some recycled (infrastructure spending, the Paycheck Fairness Act), some piddling (college affordability scorecards

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/14/2013 11:24:58 PM     (No. 9177340)

When he suggests that a carbon tax and trashing the Sequester, I quit reading. The carbon tax would make non-competitive the only bright spot in the state of the country, our surge in natural gas and oil extraction. The sequester is the only restraint in government spending he has signed. And its only a restraint, not a cut.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/15/2013 4:58:10 AM     (No. 9177477)

If the liberals were as smart at running government as they are at running political scams,we wouldn´t have a problem. Both Obama´s speeches were ear candy for tye media and lofo´s because real solutions are too hard for these people to figure out.

People in this country have been conditioned over the years to think throwing money at problems makes the go away,when it really makes them worse because of the expensive incompetent bureaucracies that suck up most of the money. Why do so many private charities have to get involved in soldier care when the VA spends countless billions?

Efforts to privatize the VA have been blocked before because it would cost bureaucratic jobs.

How do you force private companies to pay women the same as men when the man has been on the job 20 years and the woman just started? Policies are now based on unfinished business of 70´s radicals who we all thought were dead and buried.Getting rid of our nukes is another example of this.Putin laughs at what suckers we are.

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