Is It Time To Awaken From the American Dream? by kristinmarting
December 8, 2010, 10:00 am
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Michael Sebastian for The New York Times


This recent article in the New York Times might be found interesting.

“Throughout his recent run for Senate, the Florida Republican Marco Rubio made a big deal of the sacrifices his Cuban immigrant family made “so that I could live the American dream.” By campaign’s end, he was using the phrase so regularly that spokesmen for his Democratic opponent, Congressman Kendrick B. Meek, were reminding reporters that Rubio did not have a patent on it. The American dream mattered a lot in this election. Americans for Prosperity, a conservative activist group, laid out plans for repealing President Obama’s health care reform and fighting environmental regulation at its Defending the American Dream Summit two months ago. The president, meanwhile, closed this fall’s campaign with an exhortation to “restore the American dream for not just some, but for every, every, everybody in this great land.” If both sides agree that the dream is imperiled, and that recovering it is a top national priority, then it may be this “dream”of ours is not a unifying idea but a vague slogan, no more to be trusted than any other piece of campaign rhetoric…”

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