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  •  Did you honestly think one man could undo 200+.... (6+ / 0-)

    years of imperialism, aggressive expansionism, exceptionalism and piracy fueled by cowboy capitalism and unfettered exploitation?

    Really?  One man was going to change 200 years of US history.  Was going to undo everything the US has been since it was originally founded?

    Everything you describe above has been business as usual for the US starting with the Native Americans, running through the invasion of Canada and Mexico, the purge of the West, war with Spain, invasion of Spain, domination of Central America, overthrowing of progressive governments in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, through wars in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia.

    My God the list is almost endless.  The countries bombed, the governments overthrown, the millions oppressed, the thousands killed.  Bush!  Bush just stopped pretending that the US was anything but a rogue state acted in its own imperialist self interest.

    You really thought one man was capable of changing any of that?

    You hoped for too much.

    Tax and Spend I can understand. I can even understand Borrow and Spend. But Borrow and give Billionaires tax cuts? That I have a problem with.

    by LiberalCanuck on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 08:49:04 AM PDT

    •  If any one person (3+ / 0-)

      Could fix what was wrong with this country, it would have been done long ago.

      If you compare this President's legacy (so far) with past Presidents, he comes off very well. VERY well.

      But if you judge anyone solely by what you wish for... nobody will come off looking good.

      Presidents have to work within a hierarchy, and with the checks and balances of the system.

      Anyone who took civics knows that. If people have forgotten how the system was designed to work, then they need a refresher course.

      And if they think past Presidents did far better, then they need to retake history class - and not one that merely focuses on the good that has been done.

      "We have only the moral ground we actually inhabit, not the moral ground we claim." - It Really Is That Important

      by Diogenes2008 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 08:57:59 AM PDT

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