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Pushing around blame and insults

I found my morning newspaper dripping wet. Had it rained? Unfortunately no. The source was just another bile-dripping screed from one of our local Rush Limbaugh wannabes parroting that the liberals are the cause of all our woes.

In the past the blame has fallen on the hippies, the unions, social programs (although I’ve never known a so-called conservative who didn’t cash their Social Security check) the women’s rights movement, the abolitionists or anyone else who had the nerve to disagree with the radical right’s myopic view of the world. Over the years these paragons of virtue have been wrong with admirable consistency.

Today, having mucked things up for eight years the right-wing prime directive is to, as usual, find someone else to blame.

Now these fear-mongers are accusing Barack Obama of being a covert terrorist bent on destroying America. It’s sad that some people of questionable whit may fall for this tripe.

If it’s true that the best defense is a strong offense then these folks have achieved the goal of being truly strongly offensive.

John Keane

Nevada City

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