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Obama's Cynicism and Dysfunction

The election year warning.

May 8, 2014

Barack Obama warned a group of wealthy Hollywood celebrities at a posh fundraiser of “a self-fulfilling prophesy” during this midterm election year. That happens, he said, when “people who have the most at stake in a government that works opt out of the system; those who don’t believe government can do anything are empowered; gridlock reigns, and we got this downward spiral of even more cynicism and more dysfunction. And we have to break out of that cycle and that’s what this election all about.” It’s the cynicism and dysfunction of Democrats that have the American people seeking change again this fall. He seems to be aware enough of a problem to speak of it, but he’s not looking in the right place for solutions.

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