In his Back Page opinion piece Peter Galuszka asks what may turn out to be the most profound question of the 21st century: “So how did we get to the precipice?” In true progressive style, he plays the blame card now quickly supplanting the race card (the latter having lost its zing) — blaming the tea party.
Trouble is Obama spent a bundle, $750 million, to win the presidency. No one forced him to promise hope ’n’ change and then not deliver. No one forced him to go against the majority of Americans who suffered waves of nausea at the mere mention of Obamacare. No one forced him to bail out banks, auto companies and a number of his cronies with taxpayer monies. No one forced him to betray the young people who now can’t find a job after he promised them things would be different. (Remember how he would be the “anti-Bush”?) No one forced him to get us into another war, when he specifically ran as an anti-war candidate.
Blaming the tea party is actually a compliment coming from the desperate Democrats. One of my favorite Richmond preachers used to tell us, “If they’re not hatin’ on ya for standing up for what ya believe, ya ain’t doing it right.” I may not support Jamie Radtke (as I have voted Democrat my whole life) but if Mr. Galuszka needs a scapegoat time will reveal he’s chosen the wrong one.