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General Colin Powell, a former Republican Secretary Of State under George W. Bush just a few years back, just gave a full-throttle endorsement of our President, Barack Hussein Obama.  It's simply the best endorsement announcement I've ever heard.   Expect many more to follow but don't expect better.    The Obama campaign has banked these meaningful endorsements for the closing stretch.   This video will dominate talk all day.     Obama knows how to close.  I'm soooooo glad he's on our team, no wonder the Reds hate on him so much.   It must suck to suck so much!

We often wonder, why do they fight our man and our agenda (yes, we do have one).   Clearly, the last four years have seen a lot of bigoted rhetoric and plenty of Dems have put on the sorting hat and found themselves reassigned to Slitherin.   At the same time however, a lot of Republicans, like Powell, have come to embrace the Democratic message of community and reality.   I personally know several good people who have made that switch.    Some of these Republican friends of mine have pined for "socialized medicine" to help their entrepreneurial lifestyle.   Others want the government to support stem cell and other "sciencsy"  research because they have diabetic children and prayer just isn't curing it.   Speaking of prayer, many of my Republican friends are, at best, agnostic, some down right atheist.

I really don't mind that registered Democrats with narrow vision and bigoted operating systems have been shifting to the GOP.   Yes, those defectors did help power the "Tea Party" ascendancy in the 2010 House but those who doned the tri-point hats also gifted us with Sharon Angle, Ken Buck and the fantastical Christine O'Donnell.   This points out the seeming dichotomy you get wading into the pool of hater populism:   The enthusiasm you drum up surrounding yourself with like-minded fools convinces you to support fools in the elections.   Life in the dirty bubble lets you think it's okay to express otherwise insane thought like "...  I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."

As much as I would love to look in the papers each morning (whimsical huh?)  and see the Prez up 7 points in all the polls, the dynamics of this electorate would never allow that and that's good.   It's good because we are watching a great churn on the edges of our two parties.    Four years ago, a lot of good Democrats got their panties in a bunch when candidate Obama called Reagan a "transformational" president.   It seemed like a compliment but it was instead a statement of fact.   You don't have to like Reagan policy but you have to admit he pulled the national direction for a generation.   He pulled a lot of energy and voters into the GOP at a time, post-Nixon, when it appeared to be a dead party.  Courts, bureaucracies and party infrastructures had 12 years to permanently entrench conservative change.    The invisible hand of Reagan pushed us to the inevitable disaster that being wrong ensures:  endless war, endless debt and an endless collapse of the middle class.

Conventional Wisdom told us that 2012 was the year for Reds to take over the Senate yet we are currently tied or favored to pick up GOP seats in Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Arizona and Indiana ferchrissakes!   Why? Because inside the dirty bubble candidates like Mourdock and Akin are okie-dokey folk sayin' okie-dokey things.   Fortunately most voters live outside that dirty bubble.   In the end, a well informed public, championed by a competent party, will always step into the light.  

In general Republicans don't hate Obama because he's not all white.   They hate him because he's hoarding all of the good policy.  They hate him because he is hoarding all of the good minds.   They hate him because he is hoarding all of the good, energetic, intelligent and committed campaigners.   Like you.

Republicans hate President Barack Hussein Obama because he has and always will, KICK THERE ASS!

It must suck to suck sooo much!

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