I know I do. I remember when I first saw this picture circulating the internet during the worst financial crisis in living memory. Credit for businesses was freezing, the value of pension funds and government bonds were tanking, and the US auto industry was about to close its doors for good. Our newly elected President, a constitutional scholar and former community organizer, had just won a convincing victory and stepped into office in one of the most crisis-frought transition periods for any American administration.
The papers are full of stories this week about the latest right-wing insurgency to threaten American civilization: the angry and bloated members of the libertarian splinter group known as the Tea Party. Aside from their bastardization of a beloved Bostonian historical event, this movement doesn’t bother me nearly as much as other right-wing thrusts before an election.
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