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Old 06-07-2013, 08:27 AM   #74
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Originally Posted by cutthemdown View Post
What a trainwreck Obamas whole administration has become. From Fast and Furious, to Benghazzigate, to IRSgate, to attacking freedom of the press and leaking state secrets at the same time this administration a few decades after its over will rate on of the worst ever by historians.
I appreciate that conservative reformers must pay lip-service to shibboleths about Barack Obama being the worst president of all time, who won’t rest until he has snuffed out the remains of constitutional liberty, etc. etc. Dissent too much from party orthodoxy, and you find yourself outside the party altogether.

Still … conservative reformers should admit, if only to themselves, the harm that has been done by the politics of total war over the past five years. Now Republicans are working themselves into a frenzy that will paralyze Congress for the next 18 months at least, and could well lead to an impeachment crisis. As it becomes clear that the IRS story is an agency scandal, not a White House scandal, conservative reformers need to be ready to do their part to apply the brakes and turn the steering wheel. There will be a Republican president again someday, and that president will need American political institutions to work. Republicans also lose as those institutions degenerate.
- David Frum

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