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The News Pauper: What a year!

By W.B. Dunne

Arising from his obscure existence and coming again into the light … this is the News Pauper signing in to wish the readers a blessed holiday season. There has been little chance to think, let alone write. Tis the season for video of people experiencing narrow escapes from trains, and frankly, its difficult to stop watching once you start.

As our educated and erudite readership clearly demonstrates, merely belonging to this site makes one prone to accusations of left-leaning politics. Those of us on the actual left of the politics available in the American spectrum chafe at this reality. What the main crux of the discussion on this and other liberal sites has been lately is that Obama has left liberals out in the cold.

I hate to be rude, but we liberals occupy territory well to the right of what once was the center. This is why I am so encouraged by the meme we have heard of late, every word in every byline about POd libs is another skitch towards the realignment this countrys discourse sorely needs. I dont know that this is happening organically or if I can credit the boss, but whatever it is I can see good coming from it.

I most likely dont need to remind anyone how the conservatives spent the past thirty years playing the oppressed victim while wielding a huge majority. Wasnt it great when the Moral Majority got abortion banned just the way they promised they would?

From the wars to the economy to the environment, those ‘cons showed us how the people are ruled best that are ruled least. We must be extremely blessed indeed to have had no leadership at all for the past eight years.

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