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I haven't made a political post in a long, long time.

I'd make one now, except just thinking about it depresses me. I was not happy about the results of the midterm, needless to say... and I am even less happy, if possible, about this "compromise" that Obama has made with the GOP on taxes. From where I sit, it smells more like capitulation than compromise. Give a lot, get almost nothing.

Obama is the most intelligent president we've had since Jimmy Carter... and, sad to say, he is looking more and more like Jimmy every day. A good man, but not a good leader. At least not so far. He doesn't seem to have the stomach for a fight. We need another FDR, another JFK, another LBJ. NOT Jimmy II. (And, yes, I know, Obama has accomplished some important stuff. But so did Jimmy. Camp David accords, remember?)

Yeats was writing about his own time in "The Second Coming," I know, but sometimes I think he was prescient:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

And could that rough beast whose hour has come round at least be... Sarah Palin?

No, please. Tell me that's just a bad dream. Somebody wake me up.

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astro_tiger
Dec. 17th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
This nation is in the midst of a civil cold war. Its Red V Blue and the issues don't matter.

Its like players have chosen roles and adhere to the characteristics of those roles as if it were a script. No one seems to think for themselves anymore.

Politicians are more interested in beating their opponents than getting the job done. Its disgusting and infuriating.

The whole system needs to be revamped from the bottom up. The founding fathers did not live in this world, and the wonderful system of government they created no longer fits the time.

China, an Authoritarian Capitalist society, is the future power in this world. Do not doubt it.

The majority is NOT always right. Most often they are wrong. What a nation we live in where the stupid majority makes the decisions.

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