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04
Jan
11

‘get ready for a g.o.p. rerun’

Bob Herbert (New York Times): You just can’t close the door on this crowd. The party that brought us the worst economy since the Great Depression, that led us into Iraq and the worst foreign policy disaster in American history, that would like to take a hammer to Social Security and a chisel to Medicare, is back in control of the House of Representatives with the expressed mission of undermining all things Obama.

….what’s really coming are patented G.O.P. efforts to spread misery beyond Mr. Obama and the Democrats to ordinary Americans struggling in what are still very difficult times.

It was ever thus. The fundamental mission of the G.O.P. is to shovel ever more money to those who are already rich ….. their underlying motivation is always the same. They are about making the rich richer. Thus it was not at all surprising to read that the new head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Fred Upton of Michigan, had hired a former big-time lobbyist for the hospital and pharmaceuticals industries to oversee health care issues.

….I remember President Bush going on television in September 2008, looking almost dazed as he said to the American people, “Our entire economy is in danger”.

Have we forgotten already who put us in such grave peril? …. the Republicans are back in control of the House, ready to run interference for the rich as recklessly and belligerently as ever.

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