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Obama in Detroit – Henry Payne

09/06/2011

Detroit — President Obama’s Labor Day speech was divisive, partisan, and decidedly inappropriate for a national holiday meant to unite Americans. But the president’s choice of Motown as a backdrop was meant to highlight what appears to be a national success story: the renewal of Detroit in the wake of his administration’s managed bankruptcies of GM and Chrysler.

In truth, however, Detroit represents the greatest failure of this president.

Determined to transform America into a green, centrally planned state, Obama has an agenda that is too utopian. Trying to graft European democratic socialism onto American individualism was always a Frankenstein-like proposition. The result is a mess, with America more politically divided than ever, and its mighty economic engine crippled under heavy-handed regulation and misguided spending. […]

Read More at National Review.

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