Does Anyone Remember...

Bumped and promoted. Originally posted 2010-03-20 09:38:16 -0400. CTMan makes a good point. -- GH

President Alf Landon?

"This is the largest tax bill in history," the Republican leader fumed. The reform "is unjust, unworkable, stupidly drafted and wastefully financed."

And that wasn't all. This "cruel hoax," he said, this "folly" of "bungling and waste," compared poorly to the "much less expensive" and "practical measures" favored by the Republicans.

"We must repeal," the GOP leader argued. "The Republican Party is pledged to do this."

That was Republican presidential nominee Alf Landon in a September 1936 campaign speech. He based his bid for the White House on repealing Social Security.

Unless you have some kind of alternate universe revisionist history to go by, expect this kind of campaign lunacy to go over just as well in the next election cycle.

While there will still likely be some repercussions against the Democratic party in the next elections it will be because they promised a "Public Option without a Mandate" in the last elections and are delivering the exact opposite of that. But Republicans will not campaign on that if they want to keep their right wing lunatic fringe base happy. Even if the Public Option is more popular than all of the politicians and any other healthcare reform that will pass through regular order or is moving along into reconciliation.

The GOP and what little base they have remaining wants nothing to do with mainstream America's expectations of a government run, not for-profit Public Option.

But given what the Democratic party is passing, neither do they.

And the media will snooze through all of the real stories anyways. So don't expect them to cover these truths. Just does not fit into their corporate planned narrative.

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