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PostRed States, Blue States and the 2014 Mid-Term Elections (Paul Levine, Denmark, 11/07/14 7:36 am)
I won't dispute the midterm election results with Randy Black (7 November). The Democrats deserved to lose, though the big loser may be the nation if Republicans prove to be as incompetent as the Democrats. Looking at their leadership and the recurrent power of the Tea Party faction, we are not hopeful. But I wonder about Randy's conclusion: "To sum up, President Obama is incompetent. He shares guilt with the stumbling foreign policy debacles in the State Department and the criminal actions of the IRS."
If Obama is incompetent and his administration criminal, what does that make his predecessor, George W. Bush, and his cohorts who presided with Texan bravado over a botched war in Iraq and a ruined economy at home? Bush may be living proof that the idea of Intelligent Design is a flawed concept.
JE comments: Yes, the opening salvos of the next presidential election are upon us. I wrote Paul Levine off-Forum that I'd like to remove the "Intelligent Design" quip, but Paul pointed out to me that Randy Black this morning called Obama criminal and incompetent. Paul makes a good point.
Next up: Eugenio Battaglia and Tor Guimaraes. As we march towards 2016, I hope that analysis will prevail over vitriol. You'll probably hear me saying that a lot.