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Loathing May Be All They Have

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A worthy piece on Lefty loathing for Republican presidents. A taste:

Fast-forward two decades, and playwright and screenwriter John Steppling is still mad. He remembered Reagan at the time of his death by writing that the former president had “waged a relentless assault on the poor.” In fact, the unemployment rate fell from 7.1 percent in 1980 to 5.5 percent in 1988, inflation dropped from 13.5 percent to 4.1 percent, and the poverty population, after growing by 7 million people in the 1970s, declined by 4 million during the Reagan years. Simply stated, Reagan launched an assault on stagnation, not an “assault on the poor.”

There are more than a few such people here in Massachusetts. An entire identity structure has been erected on this sort of loathing, and I often suspect that were it to be dismantled, the identity would collapse leaving only rubble. It may explain the Left’s often peculiar immunity to facts and logic.

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Written by martinipundit

January 17, 2005 at 6:26 pm

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