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Obama's Requiem For The Postwar Consensus

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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the White House Forum on ''Women and the Economy'' in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 6 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the White House Forum on ''Women and the Economy'' in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 6 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

There is no Red America and there is no Blue America. Remember the first time you heard Barack Obama say that? I do. It was July, 2004, during the Democratic National Convention, when the young, skinny state senator from Illinois propelled himself into national politics.

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