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  •  It took 8 yrs of Clinton to repair (9+ / 0-)

    what Reagan did to us.

    It will take 8 years of Obama to try to fix what Cheney/Bush did to us.

    But, on a local level, it will be just as hard, if not harder to fix the crap that ALEC and others have forced up us.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 11:19:42 AM PST

    •  I'm not so sure (2+ / 0-)
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      Amber6541, cybersaur

      that we'll ever repair what Reagan started, and the Bushes continued.  Despite the fact that Clinton and Obama have each had 2 Supreme Court picks (so far), we still have an enduring 5-4 conservative majority.  What really hurt was Carter had no picks in 4 years, while Reagan and Bush #41 had 5 over 12 years.  I think Scalia and Kennedy are prepared to hang on for another 12 years, if need be.

      Early on in the Clinton Administration, with Democrats still a majority in Congress, there was actually talk about repealing the Hyde Amendment.  When was the last time anyone seriously talked about that?  While it's true that Hyde was enacted in the '70s, the point here is that it seems to be damn near impossible to undo a lot of the damage Repugs have  done, and continue to do.

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