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In the same boat

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Submitted by Stephanie (United States), Nov 5, 2008 at 12:22

I too am completely stymied by the complete disregard to all the warning signs exhibited by Obama as a candidate. Do we as Americans want change so badly that we are willing to embrace such leftist policies and radical associations to get it? Part of me wonders if people wanted to be part of a historical event, the first African-American President, that they didn't want to hold out for a GOOD African-American President. Wish fulfillment now! Too many questions remain unanswered, now it's too late to get them, or actually, when we get the answers it's too late to do anything about them. I'm reminded of the famous last words 'How bad could it get?' paired with, 'Well, how were we supposed to know?'

By the way, currently reading 'The Hidden Hand'. Excellent book!

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