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So why bring down on your head all the heat?

For the same reason that Joseph Alioto was smirking and allowing his lips to be read during the SOTU. It is a message: "You only thought you had won! You don't control shit!" And what heat has Alioto had to bear?

I fear that Obama is unwilling to be seen as out of the mainstream. He won't try to move the window because the attempt would make him look outside the consensus, until and unless he succeeded, and success is unlikely if he really doesn't believe in what he is doing. He obviously has never seen his role as one of righting past wrongs. Whatever evils have been done have become part of the new consensus.

To me, that approach is madness. It is as if you are the engineer on a train and realize that a switch has been thrown that will send your train off the end of an uncompleted bridge, yet you say: "Well, what is done is done, lets be forward looking." But maybe that is just me and maybe we are all on our way to a bright tomorrow. Where is my joint? Oh, that is right. It is where I left it 20 years ago.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Jan 29th, 2010 at 03:35:24 PM EST

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