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What Obama Needs to Do to Be a Star Again: A Modest Proposal

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I know it's illegal.

I know the Supreme Court would overturn it.

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I know Liberals would condemn it.

I know a whole lot of people would be outraged.

I know Rachel Maddow and Keith Olberman would be... well, who knows how they would react?

I know Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck would have a cow.

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I know newspapers would slam it.

I know Congress would condemn it.

I know there would be talk of impeachment.

I know that he will be called a dictator. (He's already being called that)

I'm not even sure how I would react.

But millions of ordinary Americans -- Democrats, Republicans and Independents, especially those who have suffered from foreclosures or unemployment or bankruptcy becauseof the shenanigans of Wall Street -- would be wildly enthusiastic by Obama's sudden and outrageous demonstration of backbone.

What's the precedent for such action?

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Well, there really isn't one.


Bush and Cheney started an illegal war in Iraq that has caused the deaths of thousands of American troops and Iraqis.

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John Blumenthal has been a professional comedy writer for 25 years. A former associate editor and columnist at Playboy Magazine (following a short stint at Esquire), he's written 8 books and 2 produced movies. His films include "Short Time," (major (more...)

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