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Obama’s “Retro” Attacks on Romney

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 2, 2012 @ 3:19 pm In The Point | 5 Comments


In Virginia a few days ago, Obama said [2], “Just yesterday my opponent called my position on fuel efficiency standards extreme. I don’t know, it doesn’t seem extreme to me to want to have more fuel efficient cars. Maybe the steam engine is more his speed.”

Actually steam engines and windmills are both part of Obama’s green energy boondoggles.

In Iowa, Obama said, “What they offered over those three days was more often than not an agenda that was better-suited for the last century,” Obama said. “We might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV.”

Sure the last century was only 12 years ago, but why would you expect “Mr. 57 States” to know that?

Under Bush in 2000, the national debt is half of what it was today. When adjusted for inflation, median household income in 2000 was actually higher than it is today.

And if we go back to the black-and-white TV era. In 1952 the unemployment rate was below 2 percent. The average cost of a house was $73,000 in today’s dollars and a gallon of gas cost $1.62 in today’s money. Also the artificial heart, the hovercraft, optical fiber and the polio vaccine were invented that year. What did we invent this year?

Maybe Obama should take a closer look at those black-and-white TV ideas. They seemed to work pretty well.

This fits the theme of Obama’s “Forward” campaign. The progressive impetus to move forward, without perhaps considering that they may be leaving some good ideas that worked behind in the rearview mirror.

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