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Opening Arguments

Afraid? Not

Goody. Apparently I am no longer a racist, sexist, xenophopic homophone for believing that the federal government is getting out of control. I am just askert:

Americans are so "scared" they're not thinking straight about the upcoming elections, President Obama said over the weekend, as he sought to explain why voters are turning to Republican candidates. 
The president, speaking at several rallies and fundraisers as part of his final get-out-the-vote stretch, said Republican candidates are "playing on fear" and suggested voters are falling for it. He said Americans have every reason to be worried, but lamented that "facts" aren't doing his party any good this year. 

"People out there are still hurting very badly, and they are still scared. And so part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we're hard-wired not to always think clearly when we're scared," Obama said at a Democratic fundraiser Saturday in Boston. "And the country is scared, and they have good reason to be."

I am so prond of myself for growing and changing -- what progress I have made as a human being!

(And, please, don't anybody tell the president that we are thinking very clearly indeed. Then he'll accuse of us of being those dreadful rightwing extremist hypocrites who lie about being scared.)