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The Republicans Have The Power to Ruin the Country

We are going 90 miles an hour down a dead end street and the brakes need to be applied immediately to avoid a fatal conclusion. Obama and the Democrats are being reasonable. But the Republicans will not stop. And thus they have the power to create total destruction.  Big players in NYC where I live think I am being an alarmist. When push comes to shove the Republicans will not consign the country and possibly the world to a full scale panic and depression. I hope they are right. But what I want to point out is the absolutely reprehensible stance of the GOP since Barack Obama took office. It is no stretch to suggest that Barack Obama could have been the best Republican President we ever had. We made the mistake of underestimating the degree of hatred and sheer bile out there. It has its base within the GOP.  It  shames the nation. It shames us all. Any decent Republican would apply the brakes now. The image I have presented is accurate and should scare all who consider it..   .

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