Posted Sep 6, 2012, 12:19 am
Former President Bill Clinton was on the box Wednesday night talking about "arithmetic" ... the cold, hard numbers of job creation and economic growth under Democratic and Republican administrations over the past 52 years.
Do the numbers matter? Not to many Republicans, it seems. And it's hard to understand why.
Bill also talked about hatred, the hatred the GOP (though not all of its members, of course) evinces for the Democratic president, his Democratic colleagues in the executive and legislative branches, and presumably the Republicans who accepted positions in this Democratic administration. That's hard to understand as well.
The enormous political divide that exists in the United States today can be found everywhere, even within families. My father was a "voted twice for Bush" guy, and he would have voted for him a third time, I think, had it been possible.
And that's hard to understand.
Here's Bill Maher's pretty great take on Dubya.
Roberto De Vido writes cartoons and comics about politics, sports (and life) from a small fishing and farming village an hour southwest of Tokyo.