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(Talking Points Memo)   GOP: B-b-b-b-b-Bush...tribute. Mission Accomplished   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 8
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2012-08-30 11:57:44 AM
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I guess it was only a matter of time. I should stop thinking that the decision to rewrite reality in favor of a better 'narrative', or the willingness of the American people to go along with it, actually has a 'bottom'. That there is actually a limit to how far the pundits are willing to go.

We made it nearly four years with broad (not absolute, but broad) agreement that W had been a bad president, had enacted policies that were fundamentally bad for this country, had left the country worse than it was when he found it. His name wasn't mentioned by Republicans, and it seemed like even though they wouldn't be so bold as to name actual policies of his that were bad, they would at least tacitly ignore him.

But if you're going to rewrite history, if everything the other team does is automatically 'bad' and everything your team does must then necessarily be 'good' - then of course we'd come around to Bush having been an Awesome president who was right about everything all the time. Oh sure, the tribute is 'tentative' for now - they are just testing the waters. When they find that their base will happily swallow the tentative tribute, they'll ramp it up.
Honestly I'm surprised they bothered keeping it light - might as well come out full bore - 'W was a bad-ass, and anyone who thinks differently hates America'.

I was walking through a farmer's market the other day (hippie socialists, mostly) wondering how long it will be before actual physical health becomes a completely partisan issue. We're already there on food - 'Organic' is practically a synonym for 'gay Lib socialist Muslim gay' in some circles. How long before just being under 30% body fat is enough to mark somebody as a leftist?

Seriously - we already condemn people for using proper grammar, seeking education, using the scientific method or just bothering to check facts as 'evil libs' - where else is there to go?
2012-08-30 09:56:21 AM
3 votes:

UberDave: TFA: Ryan distanced himself from that era, saying he was "miserable during the last majority" and is determined "to do everything I can to make sure I don't feel that misery again."

He's trying to lose?


It would be for the best.

Ryan's voting record from that time period shows him lining up to vote for every single policy fark up the BushCo regime proposed from Medicare Part D to invading Iraq to every single Bush budget. The best way to avoid the misery of the Bush years again is to not vote for Ryan and Romney who have the same advisers and the same policies in mind.
2012-08-30 11:45:06 AM
2 votes:
First, the convention showed a video in which Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush reminisced about their time in office. But they kept it lighthearted, sidestepping all of the many landmines the younger Bush's presidency still holds for Republicans. The Bushes joked about comedian Dana Carvey and the first time Vladimir Putin of Russia visited the White House.

While not as catastrophic as the one George W. Bush left us with, George H.W. Bush left the U.S. economy in tatters and a collapsed fiancial sector also. The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s

Each time we try this "cut regulations & cut taxes on the rich trickle down bullcrap" the economy gets destroyed and the working class gets farked over. If Romney/Ryan get elected and do what they say, the economy may get so damaged that a Democrat wont be able to swoop in and fix it again. Say what you want but the economy is in way better shape than when Obama took office. That's not blaming Bush btw, thatis the truth.
2012-08-30 11:29:29 AM
2 votes:
Listen, Republicans? Last time you held all three branches of government and the White House, you farked things up royally. And you're nominating people who are vowing to do the same things all over again and employ the same advisors while doing it.

So yes, "But Bush" will be a valid thing for another decade or two, BECAUSE HE farkED THINGS UP THAT BADLY.

Christ, a lot of our major international problems are direct results of not just the 80's, but post-WWII policies and colonialism from the 1600's. If crap from 400 years ago can still be affecting world events, is it THAT hard to imagine that the actions of the President of the most powerful nation on the planet can still be felt less then four years later?
2012-08-30 11:22:29 AM
1 votes:
Dear God, they're going to try to destroy the Bullshiat Detector with a seemingly unending barrage of their own bullshiat!!
2012-08-30 11:22:13 AM
1 votes:
Ryan has however completely buried his crazy beliefs about abortion and rape under a mountain of economic lies.
2012-08-30 10:40:27 AM
1 votes:

quatchi: UberDave: TFA: Ryan distanced himself from that era, saying he was "miserable during the last majority" and is determined "to do everything I can to make sure I don't feel that misery again."

He's trying to lose?

It would be for the best.

Ryan's voting record from that time period shows him lining up to vote for every single policy fark up the BushCo regime proposed from Medicare Part D to invading Iraq to every single Bush budget. The best way to avoid the misery of the Bush years again is to not vote for Ryan and Romney who have the same advisers and the same policies in mind.


"I may have been a subservient hypocrite, but I felt bad about it! Vote for me!"
2012-08-30 09:33:07 AM
1 votes:
TFA: Ryan distanced himself from that era, saying he was "miserable during the last majority" and is determined "to do everything I can to make sure I don't feel that misery again."


He's trying to lose?
 
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