Listening to Bill Clinton on Bloomberg this afternoon and marveling at the rally in the US markets today, I reflected about all the dire predictions the Republicans made when he was elected and again after they had to face the fact that he was not the one-term wonder they worked hard to make him. None of them came true of course, just like the professional prognosticators' (that's a euphemism for liars) record for Obama predictions. Reading the 'crawl' I saw that tax revenue has increased at twice the rate of government spending and the deficit is at 7 year lows. Think the torrent of wisecracks about "tax and spend" will slow down? Of course not.
Will I bother to confront all those "drill baby drill" nitwits who told us Obama the "Moooslim" was against oil production and was gonna weaken the country? Same crawl tells me we're now the world's biggest energy producer, not just the biggest user. Yeah, sure, all those oil resources Obama wasn't going to let the oil company's exploit are now in full production, like it or not, from the Bakken deposits to the Arctic.
He's a socialist, Commie spreader of wealth and is gonna take our guns and raise our taxes -- yada yada as Lennie Bruce used to say. Unemployment has recovered Job creation is way, way up.
It's hard no to see that everything promised by the supply side shell game economics of the GOP was a total failure, a tragic failure and not one damned thing we were warned against, from another 9/11 to another 1929 (remember the double dip warnings?) never came true.
Hey, it's not just climate change, the Republicans live in a dream world and nothing will pry those lies from their cold, dead lips.