Your analysis is very astute. Years of Republican leadership has also done much damage to the USA. They have taken away the regulations that governed Wall Street and business; we are facing a Great Recession. Even more damaging is the damage to civil rights. While people celebrated the first Black President, newly elected Republican Governors and Tea Partiers have been busy gerry mandering, to make sure no poor, elderly, latino or black voters would be able to vote for him again. Could this lead to new civil unrest. Yes. Could it set back civil rights. Yes. Could it set back education. Yes. The price for voting for right wing Republicans and their unconditional support of Israel comes with a very heavy price, in the USA and in Israel.
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