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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

American Democracy at its Best

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First the amended return, then the concession speech.

Posted by: Bob | Nov 7, 2012 6:46:03 AM

Paul, you're letting your basic decency get the better of you. It was a nasty and insubstantial campaign much like Bush's reelection in 2004. It solved nothing and will likely leave the country even more polarized. See following story.

Posted by: michael livingston | Nov 7, 2012 7:02:59 AM

The majority voted for a raid on the Treasury and the producers. So, here we go again, trying to tax and spend our way to prosperity.

I agree with Paul in that this is democracy at its best, which is not good.

Democracy: Two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
Representative democracy: Two thousand wolves and one thousand sheep electing two wolves and a sheep who vote on what to have for dinner.

Posted by: Woody | Nov 7, 2012 10:02:40 AM