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    post rational, gramofsam1, MaikeH, Utahrd

    Not just gas prices: you could only get gas on odd or even day based license plate number or something I don't remember. Add that to the high prices and the long, long lines = FAIL.

    Then we had the hostages and the failed rescue attempt.

    Carter's comments about the country's malaise.

    His answer to high heating costs, put on an extra sweater.

    And don't forget how badly the party was split - caused by Ted Kennedy's challenge to Carter at the Convention.

    Russia invaded Afghanistan so we didn't go to their Olympics.

    And to top it off:

    Reagan hit a sensitive nerve when he asked voters during a campaign debate, "Are you better off now then you were four years ago." Inflation and unemployment were a hugh problem during the Carter years.

    Enter President Reagan!

    Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive. And... It’s the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by auapplemac on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 12:23:01 PM PDT

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