The Measure of Success

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Everyone has a way to measure success. Sometimes we all agree on what constitutes success. The fastest time on the track or a winning score for example. Other times the definition of success is more subjective. Like doing one more push up than you thought you could or finishing that great American novel you have been working on for the last ten years.

    In the arena of politics numbers nearly always measures success. The most votes or the most campaign cash/donations are typical measures. It is often said that, “the numbers don’t lie.” There is much truth in that.

    In his drive to “fundamentally change” this country the Kenyan little Barry must be pleased beyond measure at the following measures of his success.

    In the month of June this year the Department of Agriculture revealed that 23,116,928 American households were enrolled in the SNAP (AKA food stamp)…

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