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Two approaches

 
 
 President Barack Obama takes the oath of office as family and Congressional members look on during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.
President Barack Obama takes the oath of office as family and Congressional members look on during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.
STAN HONDA / AFP/Getty Images

How democracy works: In Egypt, hold an election. After 13 months of a bad president, revolt and throw him out. In the United States, hold an election. After 48 months of a bad president, reelect him.

Gerry Goldstein, Miami Beach

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