“The American dream is not totally dead, but it’s dying pretty fast. We’re not in good shape. On bad mornings I wake up and think that we’re turning into a Latin American country. But on good mornings I think, well, this is America. We’ve always in the past managed to turn ourselves around, and there is an FDR just around the corner if we could only find him. I was kind of hoping Obama might be FDR, but maybe not.” — N.Y. Times columnist Paul Krugman speaking on last night’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
And Maher says in a 9.25 Huffington Post-ing: “I don’t care about the president’s birth certificate, I do want to know what happened to ‘Yes we can.’ Can we get out of Iraq? No. Afghanistan? No. Fix health care? No. Close Gitmo? No. Cap-and-trade carbon emissions? No. The Obamas have been in Washington for ten months and it seems like the only thing they’ve gotten is a dog.”