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October 29, 2009

Know When to Hold Them. Know When to Fold Them.

What happens next?

The President took a lot of the nation's hopes as political capital into the Big Casino. Now, after sitting at the tables for 9 months, there's only a small pile left of what was once a mountain of chips. Is the next hand going to win him big? Is he going to double down again? Or get up and catch a cab home, in case what's left in his pocket will cover it. Or will he write out a check on the basis of the family farm and spin the wheel of fortune again on the basis of his faith in the fundamental goodness of America's enemies? Order another round of drinks for everybody on the house? Go watch a play on Broadway and keep being Diamond Jim long after all the real diamonds have been hocked for paste? Is there a point where betting on hope means stuck on stupid? -- Belmont Club サ Another turn of the wheel

Posted by Vanderleun at October 29, 2009 3:33 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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He wants to be the great domestic policy president. And he does not know that the domestic role has long gone by. FDR had that window when all of the other great powers were dealing with themselves. LBJ thought he had it, but that window died on December 7 1941.

The President of the USA is a foreign policy job. Get on with it, already.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at October 29, 2009 4:48 PM

Dream on, buddy. We now have a President who wakes up every morning to find it's Groundhog Day 1936.

Posted by: MarkJ at October 29, 2009 6:24 PM

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