I almost threw up when Mittens delivered his “more-in-sorrow-than-anger” prime time pirouette about Obama’s alleged lack of achievements. For the record, I’m putting a list of Obama’s first term accomplishments here. As you can see, some of the ideas actually came from the GOP.
But Obama had to do it without a modicum of help from the
Cro-Magnons Republicans . From the beginning, they were bent on defeating the “Other,” the upstart black man, in spite of the national klaxon screaming for jobs, homes, purchasing power, affordable health care, a healthy environment, and other national solutions.
In my lifetime, until now I’d never seen a bloc of pols put their blood lust for power so nakedly above country. But they did–defying an Obama first term mandate in electoral and popular votes that eclipsed every president since LBJ. (Yes, a mandate even larger than their icon, Reagan.)
But of course “the will of the people” is something Romney, McConnell, Boehner, Lyin’ Ryan, and their pals, think of as a something they can manufacture much like a box of Kleenex or some other commodity to secure power and shield from the rest of us, those, like them, who are rich enough for gated neighborhoods, tax shelters, private schools, living trusts, top doctors, and full employment.
Tip O’Neill, a true patriot, once said, “We have only one president at a time.” I knew Tip O’Neill. Tip O’Neill was a friend of mine. Mittens, you and your kind are no Tip O’Neill.