It seems many Americans have forgotten what happened in 2008. They cant remember who was at the wheel when our economy was driven into a ditch. They cant remember who led us into an unnecessary and unfunded war. Theyve blanked out the memory of the second-largest stock market crash in history. They can no longer picture the deer-in-the-headlights look of the Bush administration when the housing bubble burst.
As a result, many Americans seem to accept the latest assortment of conservative lies.
Despite the fact that President Obama rescued our economy from the abyss, many voters seem to accept Teapublican claims that his policies have failed. Despite unprecedented obstruction by Teapublicans, voters seem inclined to reward them for their disgusting behavior.
Nevermind that it was decades of conservative policies that resulted in the loss of American jobs and growing disparity between the rich and the middle class. Nevermind that Republicans squandered the surpluses of the Clinton administration in order to give tax breaks to the wealthy. Nevermind that Romney intends to reinstate many Bush administration policies, voters are considering giving him a chance to repeat the same failures.
(Sure, trickle-down economics and free-market ideologies have repeatedly failed in the past, but maybe theyll work this time.)
President Obama has not only guided our nation back to solid economic footing. He has restored Americas reputation throughout the world. He has earned another four year term.
Indeed, if voters sought the truth, this coming election wouldnt even be close. But Teapublican lies seem to have placed the outcome in doubt. Teapublicans seem to have convinced voters that the path to prosperity isnt the high road after all. Its back through the same ditch they drove us into more than four years ago.