“I’ll say anything that you want to hear
Because to take a position is my greatest fear
If it’s pro or con I simply agree
Because it’s not about you, it’s all about me.
So vote for me, if you dare
Because of one thing that I’m sure
myself and Ryan will take away your Medicare
That’s what I call Romney care.”—Poem attributed to John Curry, published in the letters to the editor section of the Portsmouth Herald in Portsmouth, NH.
“We’re not going to round up people around the country and deport them. I believe people make their own choices as to whether they want to go home and that’s what I mean by self-deportation, people decide if they want to go back to the country of their origin.”
“On a cold, dark night, there’s nothing better than a blazing fire in the fireplace. You can pile on the wood and let it burn nice and warm. It’s safe, warm, relaxing and romantic. Now take that same fire out of the fireplace (which was built for it) and drop it in the middle of the living room. Suddenly it becomes destructive. It can burn down the whole house and kill everyone inside. Sex is like that fire. As long as it’s expressed in the protective commitment of a marriage relationship, it’s wonderful, warm and romantic. But porn takes sex outside that context.”—From the article “Toxic Porn/Toxic Sex” on EveryStudent.com
In this very short section of history you’ve selected here, it’s because they’re cleaning up after the Republican administrations that have made a giant, giant mess.
Like when they add $5,400,000,000,000 to the debt? Or have unemployment at or above 8.0% for 43 months straight? Or when they unrepentantly sell firearms to drug cartels?
Exactly like that but with one key difference: there’s no need to mutilate the facts. Like when Bush turned a $5 trillion surplus into a record deficit, like when Reagan unrepentantly and extra-constitutionally sold arms to Iran to fund anti-government Rebels in Nicaragua. And also, Watergate, which kicks off the era you highlighted.