Nov 10th, 2010
F. Grey Parker
The level of disconnect between what President Obama has accomplished and the ways in which his accomplishments have been portrayed by the Republican opposition represents an acceptance of extreme dishonesty as the new bedrock of conservative politics.
Interpretation is one thing. However, there still aren't different versions of the truth.
Under the heading, "The Big Lie," Andrew Sullivan Let loose yesterday.
"If a black Republican president had come in, helped turn around the banking and auto industries (at a small profit!), insured millions through the private sector while cutting Medicare, overseen a sharp decline in illegal immigration, ramped up the war in Afghanistan, reinstituted pay-as-you go in the Congress, set up a debt commission to offer hard choices for future debt reduction, and seen private sector job growth outstrip the public sector's in a slow but dogged recovery, somehow I don't think that Republican would be regarded as a socialist."