Back in the 40’s there was a radio program on Saturday mornings called, “Let’s Pretend.” As the title suggests, it presented fictional stories to the children for entertainment purposes.
I was thinking of the hubbub over Michael Steele’s Afghanistan comment and the rebuke he received from many in the GOP for suggesting that the war in Afghanistan was a loosing battle.
Apparently the GOP wants to pretend that the war begun by Bush and funded by Congress is winnable. Let’s pretend.
Then it struck me: “let’s pretend” is the MO of today’s Republican Party. Let’s pretend that we are on the side of the citizens. Let’s pretend that we aren’t the party of the big banks and corporations. Let’s pretend that we are strong on the military and the defense of this nation.
Let’s pretend and the gullible voters will believe us. So far it has worked well and many of the same schleps who voted twice for GWB will vote GOP this fall, believing that that party is ‘on their side.’