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January 7, 2014

Good-bye 2013, we won't miss you

If 2013 were a beauty pageant, it would be the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. If it were a movie, it would be “Titanic.” If it were a song, it would be “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.

Obamacare is its defining story and should be. Learning that the foundational promises of Obamacare — if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor and if you can’t afford care, you will be able to — were colossal lies from the beginning would have been enough to ruin 2013 for people either stuck with significantly higher health insurance bills or faced with losing life saving care no longer covered under the new legally compliant plans.

But it is as if it were one long stream of bizarre, sometimes life threatening, other times life-diminishing spectacle, like a play co-written and performed by al-Qaida and Lady Gaga.

It is the year Americans found out that some of us were more deserving of Internal Revenue Service scrutiny than others and the year that Edward Snowden revealed every American’s rights are equally violated by the National Security Agency.

It is the year that the “most transparent administration in history” spied on reporters and told Americans repeatedly that the mass murder of 13 people at Fort Hood by Major Nidal Hasan was “workplace violence” and not terrorism.

It is the year “Weiner” made more national headlines than if a bevy of 5-year-old boys were editing the nation’s newspapers and the year a (now former) talk show host suggested someone should defecate in the mouth of a prominent national female political figure with whom he disagreed.

It is the year that Miley Cyrus made “twerking” a household word and the year Texas state senator Wendy Davis received more attention for the color of her pink shoes than the content of her character.

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