(GrasstopsUSA) -- There was a time when we said "only in America" with pride and something bordering on awe.
This was a special place, where anything was possible – a land of freedom and opportunity where a lad born in a log cabin (with less than a year of formal schooling) could grow up to be president, where the proverbial penniless immigrant could become one of the nation's foremost philanthropists, where someone who started out selling newspapers could become the greatest inventor of his age, and where a guy born Israel Beilin in Russia could write "White Christmas" and "God Bless America."
Today, it's Only In Obama's America, and it's said with a mixture of disgust and dread. For those of us who grew up when America was still relatively sane, it's a country we hardly recognize, where the pathological is normal and decency is derided?
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