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Obama and Karzai–Soul Mates
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Was listening to satellite Canadian radio again this morning, and the presenter was suggesting that the reason the American Regime is so partial to Karzai is that it recognizes a fellow war lord. The notion is that Obama really doesn’t exercise more power in the United States than Karzai does in Afghanistan–that Barry holds power in the capital and in some urban enclaves, but that his power in the provinces is weak and weakening even amongst those who supposedly are in his party. In effect, the United States is not just disjointed between red and blue states, but equally between factions of democrats and republicans. The point was made because the presenter was following congressional races in blue states, and was noting that democrats are not toting Barry’s line. By way of example, in states in which long-term unemployment is not an issue and low wages jobs wasn’t the problem, democrats are rejecting the Barry programs of renewed benefits for the long term unemployed and minimum wage increase. In these blue blue states, he says, the democrats listen to public radio stations that advertise wealth management services, and the democrats want money spent on head start, college loans and programs which benefit the 98% of the country who are not unemployed.  In these states the democrats also want major changes in Obamacare. These candidates are democrats and they are outright rejecting Barry’s executive orders plan and NSA surveillance as overkill. He was presenting from a candidate event in Woburn, Massachusetts. The presenter was saying that as 2014 turns in to 2015 and in to 2016, and as democratic candidates ask him to stay out of their states (as apparently has already happened in Massachusetts), Barry may start to envy Karzai his freedom of movement. But there will always be golf courses where Barry will be welcomed. That’s the success story of MLK.

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