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How to Revive Optimism

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How to Revive Optimism

Here’s the Washington Post headline: “As Hope Fades, Obama’s Ratings Fall to New Lows.” The latest Post/ABC news poll finds just 20 percent say the nation is on the right track. They must consist of Obama’s relatives, university professors and people getting welfare checks.

By any objective measure the nation is on the wrong track. Too much spending, too little personal responsibility, policies that cause businesses to flee oversees, overregulation, dependency. The list goes on.

Republicans fare even worse in the polls. That’s largely because without a Republican-majority Senate and a conservative Republican in the White House (not to mention a biased big media), they can’t get their ideas enacted. But come November of next year, we have an opportunity to deal a mortal blow to liberalism, revive optimism – not in government, but in ourselves – and put the nation on the right track. It’s going to be rough because liberals won’t give up. But we can do it. Yes we can.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: September 7, 2011