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The Empty Chair for the Empty Suit

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Last week's Republican national convention showed to the country, and much to the dismay of Democrats, that Republicans are not a bunch of back towards, toothless, redneck, gun toting hillbillies. The speeches, the rising stars, the unity, is all being brushed aside so that there can be ridicule done towards the presentation of Clint Eastwood.

Clint Eastwood's presentation was Hollywood entertainment. A break from the continuity of the political figures, an off-the-cuff speech that may not have gone as well as expected due to some of the ramblings. But the empty chair did represent the empty suit that was being represented there.

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Failed Tolerance

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What is going on in the world today? After four years of failed economic policies by the current administration, we are now gaining valuable insight to the failed foreign policies of this administration. President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are taking the usual course of action for this administration-blaming someone else.

After several months of campaigning around the United States , President Obama and Vice President Biden have been spiking the football proudly proclaiming that Osama bin Laden is dead . Well, nobody feels bad about that, but we also need to realize that it was not said in a vacuum. People around the world were listening. So four years after reaching out to the Muslim world, .where has it gotten us?

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How We're Better Off

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At this point of the presidential campaign, there doesn't seem to be a lot of enthusiasm for a change. In fact, a lot of the Democrats are confident that they are going to win and already believe the race is over. I would like to argue that they are wrong, but I have read the latest polling and it is not looking favorable for the Romney camp. I cannot even assume that they are oversampling Democrats.

So, if we're going to be looking at another four years of an Obama administration, it's time to take a look at how we are better off. Let's start with your home value. When you receive your tax bill for this year, you will certainly find that it has not gone down. But what about the value of your home?  Just because it's gone down, doesn't mean that your municipality will be looking for any less money as a result. How about the price of gas? It has only doubled, but needs to go up further in order to incentives us lazy Americans to switch to  green energy and alternative sources of renewable energy. Again, as far as we've come, there's still a long way to go.

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Let the Rest of The World Go By

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To use a football analogy, the Obama campaign is playing prevent defense. The pollsters are acting like the replacement refs, and the Romney campaign is making bad calls. And the worst part is-the United States will have to live with the results for four more years. Next season is a long way off.

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