Americans Not Just Forgetful; Much Worse01.20.10
All that said, and as horrible as the Democrats have been all year, the most amazing — and depressing — aspect of all of this is how Americans have so quickly forgotten how thoroughly the Republicans, during their eight-year reign, destroyed the country. Whatever the source of our national woes are, re-empowering that faction cannot possibly be the answer to anything.
It’s not just that Americans have no memory of the Bush era: it’s that they’ve completely bought the story the Republicans are selling that blames Obama – who has been on the job for 365 days – and the Democrats for every single problem America faces today, which is not up for debate as a matter of partisan opinion. The Republicans are dishing out revisionist history on a platter and Americans are eating it up without even bothering to ask what’s in it.
It’s not just forgetfulness; it’s a total lack of rational thought.