Despite Obama’s election, Republicans have yet to get the message

I read with interest the Feb. 5 letter from Matthew J. Chellis, president of the Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club, which set forth his opinion on the economic stimulus package proposed by the Obama administration.

In Chellis’ opening anti-stimulus salvo, he suggests that America “… is in the midst of an economic crisis, which was caused by too many people borrowing too much …” As Republicans do these days, Mr. Chellis fails to relate that the “too many people borrowing too much” were Republicans. Also, that our current economic woes are the result of eight years of the most egregious, disgraceful, economically damaging presidential administration in American history — that of Republican George W. Bush.

In conclusion, Chellis suggests that we solve our economic problems by conjuring Ronald Reagan, who believed that government creates the economic problems and that it has no solution to economic problems. Translation: Get government out of the business of regulating business and let the “free-market” concept prevail.

George W. and his band of “free-market” henchmen neutered government regulators; the results being disastrous. Now Chellis wants Americans to believe that implementing the egregious, grossly unsuccessful Republican policies is the solution to our economic problems.

It’s been proved that a political platform based on failed doctrine can succeed via repetitive mantra that touts the failed doctrine as viable and effective despite ample evidence to the contrary. Adolf Hitler had Joseph Goebbels, a master of political deception and falsehoods. George W. Bush had Karl Rove. Republicans have Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly and a host of other right-wing charlatans who are intent upon convincing the ignorant, unwashed masses that wrong is right, night is day and bad is good.

I believe Americans rejected such political tomfoolery via the election of Barack Obama. I guess that Mr. Chellis and his Republican club have yet to get the message.

Michael K. Broughton

Green Park