As America loudly repudiates the leftist agenda of President Barack Obama and his Congressional allies, a group of partisan GOP opportunists is busy promoting a theory of "Republican revisionism."
What does this theory hold?
Namely, that the GOP wasn't "all that bad" -- and certainly not as bad as the socialist hordes who have ostensibly pushed America to the brink of financial ruin over the last year. In advancing this theory, the GOP is looking to recast itself as a party that can be trusted with your tax dollars -- while simultaneously attempting to reframe the legacy of the President (and dozens of other GOP politicians) who couldn't be trusted with your tax dollars.
This effort is most clearly visible in the GOP's recent attempts to co-opt the Tea Party movement. It can also be seen within the opportunistic machinations of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has been pushing a new “Contract with America” in spite of his obvious betrayal – and subsequent scuttling – of the original movement fifteen years ago.
The GOP’s new revisionist message was summed up in a billboard that appeared recently on Interstate 35 in Wyoming.
“Miss me yet?” a smiling picture of former President Bush asks passing motorists.
In a word? “No.”
What this theory of “Republican revisionism” lacks is even a tangential basis in fact. That’s because Republicans – at least prior to the election of a Democratic Congress in 2006 and a Democratic President in 2008 – were engaged in precisely the same policies they now spend all of their time railing against.Read the rest at the link above for the specific examples and don't be afraid to remind our present GOP candidates. -SP
Honestly – why do you think they were booted out of power in the first place?
Republicans are no strangers to massive government overreaching.