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nowaypablo  ·  287 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: BE BEST

My deepest, greatest fear for the United States is when this administration passes, we will have no motivation to raise the bar again and our country will forever have absolutely no expectations for a standard of authority and leadership.

I know we've had dumb Presidents before, but I haven't lived through them to know just how dumb everything was. In hindsight I'm probably being naive in thinking that the characteristics of the individual have any influence on their election in the first place.

kleinbl00  ·  287 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're young. We went from "fool me twice...shame on... won't get fooled again" to Obama and the relief washed over us like a warm shower.

The rednecks never accused Obama of being dumb. Secret muslim? Married to a gorilla? Cowardly vanguard of the New World Order? Surely. But never dumb.

A Democrat will get into office and Tomi Lahren will tweet "LOL president Pocahantas misspelled szyzygy what a moran!" but it will be back to the noise floor, where Ted Nugent is a washed-up buttrocker rather than a guy who takes pictures with the President.

nowaypablo  ·  287 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hope so! I think I was just due for my biweekly political-existential crisis.

kleinbl00  ·  287 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"If you're not drowning in ennui you're not paying attention."

- Descartes