After eight years of the Bush-Cheney administration, America is now beset with major challenges: A massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an economic downturn that has put good people out of work, and a crisis that I have dedicated my life to solving — global warming.
And yet, Republicans are asking for another turn at the wheel.
House Republicans are actually campaigning on the promise to bring back the same failed policies and put in place some of the very same leaders that created this mess in the first place. And they are deadly serious.
You can just hear the high dudgeon in Gore’s words: “deadly serious.” Yes, to Gore, Republican policies mean death. (He really believes that. He does. He does.)
Note how the former Vice President repeats several of the current Administration’s talking points, still blaming the Republicans for the problems which beset America (including an oil spill which happened well over a year after Bush left office).
And then he goes on about “failed policies.” Is he even aware how the various policy proposals of Republicans in Congress (and conservatives in think tanks) differ from those of the previous (Republican) Administration? Or, do they just assume that W adopted more free market reforms — even as they ran against him for spending too much? (I believe one Democrat used the expression, “living beyond our means“, to castigate that Republican president.)
And when Democrats like Gore throw out the accusation of “failed policies,” do they ever identify said policies and point to particular Bush era policies to which said new proposals are akin?