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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A night to forget

A show of hands please: who watched the Bruins game? The GOP debate? WWE Raw?

If the seven Republican presidential hopefuls wanted to get out of the starting gate with a bang they could have picked a better night than when the Bruins swarmed Robert Luongo early and often. If they really wanted to reach New Hampshire voters, they probably had a better chance dressing up as the Old Man in the Mountain.

But debate they did in Manchester, developing a strange creationist view of a world that began on Jan. 20, 2009, an idyllic blank slate they say was despoiled by Barack Obama.

In the GOP world before Jan, 20, 2009, the United States was at peace. The stock market was humming along, with banks serving their Main Street customers by issuing reasonable, secure mortgages backed up by real assets. Employers were hiring and everyone enjoyed access to health care and good health.

By extension of the GOPers on stage in New Hampshire last night, George Bush never happened, nor did two wars n Afghanistan, illegal spying on the American people and we did not subsidize the richest 1 percent of Americans with tax cuts taken out of the backsides of hard-working people.

Newt Gingrich had not treated his wives with contempt and Michele Bachmann had not moved the American Revolution to New Hampshire. And Mitt Romney had not authored the greatest GOP abomination of them all (after Obama of course) -- a system to provide health care access.

In their eyes, all we need to do to return to Morning in America is banish Obama. Welcome to GOP Fantasyland. Bring your own Xanax.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

And when does Barack take "ownership" of what has happened in two years. Or does he only say the good things are his, some job creation and the bad things are still blamed on the previous administration, the national debt. Ex.closing Guantanamo, not so cut and dried like he promised.

June 14, 2011 8:54 AM  

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