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Are You In?

By at April 12, 2011 | 6:01 pm | 324 Comments

Are You In?

Shouldn’t we expect more in times such as these – more than that, at ANYTIME? Is his plan really trying to use peer pressure to get traction? Is he creating a “cool kid” clique to try and cover over his glaring Presidential failings? The appeal would seem desperate and doomed to fail except that it is likely to snow the same people he bamboozled back in 2008 – like my brother. And therein lie the danger and the disservice.

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When will President Obama see the Present

By at March 24, 2011 | 10:17 am | 1 Comments

When will President Obama see the Present

Back in 2008 I told a number of my friends that the rhetoric you heard regarding Iraq and Gitmo from their champion, the prophet of Hope and Change, was hollow. That is not to say that Candidate Obama didn’t believe he would pull out of Iraq and close Gitmo; rather, I argued that even the most strident peacenik, when faced with the consequences of releasing committed Jihadists into the Middle East or abandoning a fledgling government with a hungry wolf on its doorstep, realizes the right thing to do and that the job requires it, even against his own ideology.

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