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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:54 PM

Romney as President = Necessary Catastrophe.

How do Republicans, when in power, manage to destroy the economy and send the debt soaring, and most voters barely even notice?

Then a Democrat takes office, and suddenly people discover those problems and get outraged?

It's never been as stark as the presidential sequence of Bush-> Clinton -> Bush -> Obama. All the things they blame on Obama were set in motion under Bush (and Bush I and Reagan), and it's hard to stop a moving freight train, let alone reverse it. But it's recent history. Did so-called "conservatives" not NOTICE what was happening as recently as 2001-2008?

Apparently not. That's because they were busy being scared of terrorists, and indulging in the great Patriotic Stupor. If you said "economy," they said, "We can't think about that now! There won't be an economy at all if we're all destroyed!" That's why the Iraq invasion was ready to go even before 9/11. (It was the Cold War before that.)

There is only one way Romney could take office with an economic plan that doesn't add up -- the same way his Republican predecessors did: Scare the Bejeezus out of people, start a war, put the survival of the country itself on the line (or make it seem so), and distract. It won't take long before they'll be back to "Deficits don't matter."

The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, the defense contractors get happy, multinational corporations get fatter, the debt gets bigger, people become get so freaked out they'll give up freedoms for security... and we all get a few steps closer to the REAL threats to America.

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Response to Sparkly (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:04 PM

1. What? Didn't you know?

All these horrible problems started 4 years ago. It was so wonderful before then. Let's go back to those good ol' days.

That's how my right-wing friends think. Amnesia? Romnesia? Too much Fox News? All of the above?

Good post, Sparkly. Totally agree.

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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:31 PM

2. Sad

And the United States of America as a whole has an extremely short attention span. In most of the other Countries in the world, polling was done showing Pres Obama with about a 35 point average margin against Romney.

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