Harold (Hal) A. Soloff Norwich
I grew up during the Republican Great Depression. As I watched the news the other night, I thought people in the 1930s and '40s were smarter about politics than people are today. TV was playing Mitt Romney's response to President Obama's remark, that the "private sector was doing just fine."
When people are saturated with misquotes and lies, it becomes the "truth." George W. Bush knew that. Anyone who heard the complete quote from the president understood, the over 4 million jobs created in the past 27 months were in the private sector, while most who became unemployed were firefighters, police, teachers, and other public service employees.
Once "liberal" became an epithet, unions supposedly criminalized, police, firefighters and teachers were demonized, the Republicans had achieved their goal. Bush's lies that led to two wars, 7,000 American dead, more $9 trillion debt, and the Great Recession is apparently history that's "off limits" in this election.
Romney keeps his wealth in offshore banks, pays little taxes, and has five sons who never served our country. To mention that is "class warfare." Without teachers, those with intelligence can visualize our future. That seems to exclude millions of Americans.