Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Memory Hole of Democrats and Republicans

Ronald Reagan legalized abortion in California, ran up the biggest deficit in US history until that time, and legalized millions of immigrants.

It doesn't matter. Americans vote Republican because they believe in their hearts that Republicans will criminalize abortion, balance the budget and deport all illegal immigrants.

Before you scoff at their ignorance and gullibility, look at Democrats. After Republican Nixon abolished the draft, Democrat Carter reinstated draft registration. Clinton bombed Iraq AND Yugoslavia. Clinton pushed NAFTA and the WTO, abolished the CAFE standards (enacted into law under Republican Ford), and sent Al Gore to sabotage the Kyoto negotiations.

It doesn't matter. Democrats believe in their hearts that when they vote for Clinton or Obama they will get peace, prosperity and environmental protection.

John Mitchell, attorney general for Nixon had the nerve to say, "Watch what we do, not what we say". Apparently, they'd already figured out that the American people don't pay attention to what happens, only what is said by the talking heads, no matter how out of touch with reality. So 30 years after Mitchell, someone in the Bush administration (they no longer speak on the record) openly announced that they are creating their own reality, and Americans paid no more attention to that than they did to the earlier boast.

1 comment:

Nader Enthusiast said...

Exactly. Funny how little things change no matter who is in office. A "free press" is also a joke.