(Reality) Check, Please
by Brian Wilson
Landing in the email box today, the following from a loyal and attentive listener: “You’ve commented on how Republicans in the majority never reverse the legislative damage done by the previous Democratic congress – but you’ve never said why. Why?” ~ Inquisitive In Toledo Dear Inq
To understand why, we have to set the Wayback Machine to 1912 and meet the progressive tag team of King Roosevelt the First and Woodrow the Evil. Both demons used their position and influence to put progressives into leadership positions in their respective parties. Near the end of Woodrow’s reign, the Diabolical Duo realized there was a flaw in their grand scheme: the public so hated progressive policies, they would never vote for a progressive candidate. And so began Operation Wool-Over-Eyes.
Woody’s reign guaranteed certain defeat for Democrats and replacement by a non-progressive party. The Republican Party would pretend to be the anti-progressive party to keep outsiders from rolling back the progressive gains they had made. While the Republicans played “Stupid Party” in office, the Democrats changed their image to “liberal.” When King Roosevelt the Second took the throne, it became obvious the Democrats had not changed their progressive goals one scintilla.