Republicans seem to survive on half-truths and deliberate partisan spin as their main goal of “rescuing America.” Rewriting history relies on an unreal expectation that the public has forgotten who drove the car into the ditch in the first place.
Republicans would like us to forget the war built on lies and who was sitting in the Oval Office. The war built on lies cost us billions of dollars with over 4,000 lives lost in a struggle that didn’t have to be fought and which in all probability destabilized the Middle East. They would like us to forget that the Republican President Bush left office with an unemployment rate over 8 percent and climbing.
The Republicans would like us to forget that due to President Bush’s reckless deficit spending policies, he left the new President Obama with $1.3 trillion in debt after receiving a balanced budget from his predecessor, Bill Clinton, who left President Bush with a surplus. The Republicans would like us to forget that the first, almost trillion-dollar bailout of the Wall Street banks was made by President Bush.
I don’t blame Republicans for their intentional memory lapses, but I don’t think we should give back the car keys to the folks who drove the car into the ditch to begin with, or elect another Republican who promises to reduce taxes on the wealthiest American while increasing taxes on the poorest and the middle class.
Just to clarify a couple of points, Gov. Romney is not a nerd, only the product of a privileged class, and Paul Ryan does not fit any definition of a nerd either; Ryan has “worked” his entire life for his father and well-connected friends of the family inside Washington, but I’m confident that being part of a losing team in November, Ryan could do quite well selling exercise equipment.
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