To the editor:
In my letter of June 28, I made reference to the GOP and New American Right's revisionist history. I cited a couple of different examples of that revisionism.
Well, just to offer further evidence of the New American Right's tendency to remake history in their own image and to advance their agenda, one regular member of the GDT's anonymous, right-wing, online, echo chamber came out with his or her rhetorical guns blazing in response to my letter.
The post was full of the usual Obama conspiracy theories and false memes that fill the right-wing blogosphere.
The poster took great umbrage at my assertion that we are mired in a "Republican economy," not an "Obama Economy".
And just to prove his or her point, this poster asserted that we are in this economic quandary largely because poor George Walker Bush had to contend with a Democratic-controlled House and Senate for six of the eight years of his presidency.
Well, I hate to burst this particular poster's revisionist history bubble, but the fact is George Walker Bush actually enjoyed a Republican-controlled House and Senate for six of his eight years as president.
I share this with readers because it is just one of the many examples of the kind of inaccurate information so many on the New American Right are afflicted with and accept as gospel simply because it is on the Internet or being spewed by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin, or on blogsites like Red State.
It might be kind of funny if the implications of it all were not so serious and troubling.