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It's so easy to explain everything when you are a liberal

Take this Salon gal for example.

The new Great Communicator … isn’t

Obama is stumbling in the stimulus debate — and public support is dropping — because for 30 years Republicans have lied about the role of government. Now he’s got to tell the truth.
By Joan Walsh

Feb. 4, 2009 | Tuesday’s Tom Daschle news stepped all over President Obama’s stimulus sales campaign. Likewise, it kept me from writing about Robert Reich’s excellent Salon piece on the larger issues at stake in the stimulus battle, but I want to take it up today.

Reich said something Democrats almost never say: The so-called fundamentals of our economy didn’t start weakening in 2007 or 2008 with the housing and credit crisis; they haven’t been strong for most American workers since wages began stagnating in the 1970s.

It’s all so obvious now – I can’t believe I never caught it before. All of today’s problems are the fault of Republicans … especially Ronald Reagan … for things that began under Jimmy Carter. Voila!