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07-26-2011, 11:11 AM
No Will, "Despair" is your career to date... (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x1578607)

WilliamPitt (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-26-11 10:00 AM
Original message So This Is Despair

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters during a news conference about the nation's deficit and increasing the debt limit, at the White House in Washington on July 11, 2011. (Photo: Doug Mills / The New York Times)

So This Is Despair
By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

Tuesday 26 July 2011

At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily.

- Flannery O'Connor

It is difficult to describe this emotion. I’m used to disappointment, fairly comfortable with heartbreak, and am well acquainted with rage. Over the course of my lifetime, my presidents have been Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and now Obama…and each, in his own way, has been worse than the last.

How can I say that? Easy. The problems of Nixon are still with us, and have grown worse by orders of magnitude through each successive administration. Certain presidents have exacerbated the situation beyond their expected purview, but generally speaking, each one has adopted the worst ideas of his predecessor, and in nearly every instance, has made those problems worse.

But this…this is too much.


All of Pitt's latest drivel at the linky. :rolleyes:

07-26-2011, 11:13 AM
William, there's always suicide.

Dan D. Doty
07-26-2011, 01:37 PM
No, Will , this is not despire ( and how could you tell anyway? A Moonbat by defintion lives in an unending state of misery).

No, despire was seeing you in that stupid cowboy outfit thinking you could " bend in " down in Texas.

Despire was you and your little buddies trying figure out a way to get The Fairness Doctrine back and censor everyone who disagreed with you.

Despire was you and your little buddies supporting every two-bit tyrant you could find.

Despire was you and your little buddies supporting the Taliban, because you hated America and the military that much.

Despire is something to fight, because once it has arrives it tries to drown all that is good in life. So unlike you, I never let it win, not once.

So you go off and enjoy your despire, I sure you'll have a great time.