The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

ryankane:

What an excellent piece of writing. I encourage all of you to read and share.

Originally posted on Rabbi Pruzansky's Blog:

The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo – for the incumbent President and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock, partisanship, incompetence, economic stagnation and avoidance of responsibility. And fewer people voted. As I write, with almost all the votes counted, President Obama has won fewer votes than John McCain won in 2008, and more than ten million off his own 2008 total. (Note: this was written the day after the election. The final results indicate that Romney exceeded McCain’s total by less than one million votes, while Obama received almost four million votes fewer than he did in 2008 – the first time in history that a president won a second term with fewer votes than he scored in his first victory. RSP)

But as we awake from the nightmare, it is important to eschew…

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One comment

  1. Thanks for finding this, Ryan. I’m going to repost it too.

    It was long, but worth the reading. Of course, it contains little to be cheery about.

    - Jeff

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