Democracy is hard

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Once upon a time there was a dictator in Egypt:

The people in Egypt found a weapon or more to defeat the dictator:

Then came the elections:

Mohammed Morsi was elected president of Egypt.

Happy Ending? Not yet:

 

"Democracy is hard," Hillary Clinton said when she met with President Mohammed Morsi in July 2012. "It requires dialogue and compromise and real politics.

Some people in the US may not be happy that Obama won and may want to secede from the US. Perhaps they fear that Obama may attempt a power grab, but someone should tell them to relax. Someone should tell them to be proud that in the US, with the exception of Republican vote suppression, SuperPACs, Fox News propaganda and big corporations meddling in the elections, we have a healthy democracy [...]

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Paul Ryan’s pick has energized both sides: two examples

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This morning I found in my inbox both at home and at work an email with the title "Mitt Romney for President". I don't subscribe to any Republican sites or message services, so I was surprised. The email was sent at the request of the only Tea Party person I know, let's call her TP.

Your friend, TP, has invited you to be a part of Mitt Romney's 2012 online community.

This effort is not about more rhetoric, it's not about a person, or politicians giving speeches — it is about the cause of restoring American greatness.

TP has committed to this, will you? Take the first step by becoming a member of the team!

While it may not have been the first time she sent me something political, I cannot remember the last time she did. She knows I am a die-hard Democrat. I [...]

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Limbaugh: It’s class envy if you criticize Facebook co-founder for evading taxes

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Does Rush wake up every day and think: “What is the most idiotic, aberrant statement I can make today that will get my slow-and simple-minded listeners excited?”

Well, today, he came up with the brilliant idea of praising Eduardo Saverin for having “business savvy”. The Facebook co-founder has been accused of attempting to dodge millions of dollars in taxes.

Saverin, a native of Brazil who immigrated to the United States, recently came under fire for renouncing his American citizenship, and relocating to Singapore — a move that would reportedly allow him to avoid paying $67 million in taxes.

Here at Immizen, many of our fellow bloggers are American immigrant citizens who care about the issues that face America today and we may not be millionaires, but we are proud to contribute to the progress of this country which is now our [...]

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