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Gloves Off Why We Are 1000 Times Better off Now than Four Years Ago Rewritten 9/6/12

The reason we must be aggressive is to show the electorate 
that we are on to the GOP and their tricks
Every Democratic President since FDR has been the victim 
of vicious and unfounded GOP attack
Barack Obama perceived at the start that he was dealing
with the worst GOP attack ever waged
Not only did the GOP oppose Obama politically it determined to
disable the government to discredit him
On the night Obama was inaugurated he was betrayed by
Ryan Kyl Luntz Cantor and other GOP criminals
President Obama used every weapon he had to best the traitor
GOP but they remained subversive for four years
President Obama used a rope-a-dope strategy in hopes of 
eventually landing knockout blows as people awoke
Charlotte is awakening us all to the fact of the GOP
betrayal and its true agenda
The true agenda of the GOP is to earn money globally while 
neutering all domestic opposition
The GOP embrace of an offshoring candidate is simply a sign of 
how bald-faced their agenda is
GOP says why milk dumb Americans when we can
make thew whole world our oyster
We are better off than ever now because more and more
are waking up to the problem - it is called the criminal GOP

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…