Saturday, September 08, 2012

2004 and 2012

By Comrade Misfit

To set the stage, recall that in 2000, Bill Clinton was finishing up eight years as president. The Democrats nominated Al Gore, who lost the election.[1]

In 2004, Bill Clinton spoke at the Democrats' convention.

In 2008, George W. Bush was finishing up eight years as president. The GOP's nominee lost heavily.[2]

In 2012, at the Republican convention, George W. Bush was nowhere to be found.[3] In point of fact, the man who was the last Republican president barely rated a mention. Apparently, only his brother Jeb felt obliged to mention his name, let alone defend his atrocious record.

Hard to see why, for Bush did what Republicans like: Cut taxes for the rich, pour shitloads of money into defense, and rack up large deficits.

But to listen to the GOP nowadays, it's as though they haven't held the White House since Reagan left office.

Curious, that they need to run away from the last two Republicans who were elected president.
[1] By a 5-4 vote to George W. Bush.
[2] Well beyond the Republicans' ability to steal.
[3] Presumably, he was too busy inspecting coal mines in Ulan Bator.

(Cross-posted at Just an Earth-Bound Misfit, I.)

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  • Well, in the Great Con Game the Sociopathic Plutocrats are running against America they can't tell the Marks (Conservative Voters) that the Shills (Republicans) are going to transfer another $10 TRILLION into the coffers of the MIC and Vulture Capitalists.

    By Blogger Grung_e_Gene, at 10:54 PM  

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