Expect more Obama bashing from GOP
The Kansas City Star
The Republican National Convention is one long anti-Barack Obama infomercial.
The GOP speakers Wednesday night included heavy hitters Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, and Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate for the White House.
They slammed President Obama’s promises of hope and change. They pummeled Obama’s foreign policy.
They were merciless in beating up on the president for getting the Affordable Care Act passed instead of doing more for the economy. Speakers on Wednesday drew a lot of cheers from an audience that looks nothing like the real America. The diversity of this country was left out on the street.
What also was missing in the speechifying — in addition to George W. Bush — was what the Republicans did to create the two wars, the growing economic disparity, the huge debt and deficit, individuals’ personal financial crisis, a feverishly high unemployment, young people’s inability to get jobs after graduating from college or to pay off terribly high student loans, and the colossal failure of the economy from which we still haven’t recovered.
Yep, the Republicans jacked up the economy and most Americans’ lives and livelihood in such a horrible fashion that even Jesus couldn’t fix it. But Obama has tried.
And for that in the GOP infomercial packaged as the party’s national convention the president gets constantly ripped. But infomercials always present the prettiest side of what’s being sold.
The truth never has to enter the picture.