-By Allen Clifton
May 24, 2013- I’m sure I’m not the only one who, when debating a Republican, walks away thinking, “I wonder what reality is like on their planet?”
Because some of the comments I hear coming from these people would be hilarious if they didn’t actually believe them. Hell, sometimes I even feel sorry for them.
For instance their hero is President Reagan, someone they call a “true conservative.” Except, they can’t tell you exactly how he was a conservative. He quadrupled our national debt, something Republicans don’t deny. Yet they still consider him the epitome of “Republican conservatism.” Then again, both George H. Bush and George W. Bush grew our national debt, so if Reagan is the example of “Republican conservatism,” they followed that example perfectly.
Most sane people know that being “fiscally conservative” doesn’t mean running up giant deficits, so calling Reagan a “conservative legend” doesn’t make any sense.
Or let’s look at the recession — they actually blame it on President Obama, and the ones that don’t blame it on him say he made it worse. Which is just about as bad as those who think he caused it, considering our job losses were cut by more than 50% 4 months after he took office. Only in the world of Republicans can reducing job losses by more than half, quickly, be a bad thing.
Then again, an improving economy is bad news for Republicans. Before the election, I always liked asking them whether or not they felt GOP politicians were happy when positive economic numbers came out. If they answered yes, knowing positive economic numbers meant it was more likely President Obama would win re-election, they were most likely lying. If they answered no, then they were basically admitting they knew their politicians were doing anything they could to sabotage economic recovery and hurt Americans.