On ABC's This Week, former George W. Bush chief campaign strategist and constant false equivalency purveyor of the "both sides are equally terrible" meme, when it's been obvious for some time that it's his side and those that voted for his former boss that are the biggest problem when it comes to everything that's wrong with our government, once again attempted to revise history with these remarks.
STEPHANOPOULOS: ... address the other question coming this morning. You're hearing this a lot at the National Governors Association from Republican governors right now, they're saying, fine, if Mitt Romney wants to get -- whatever he does on the tax returns, what he needs to do is come out with a much more specific, much bolder agenda.
DOWD: What I actually think he needs to do -- he's got a 59-point plan or a 62-point plan or whatever. He needs a three-point plan. I mean, the problem in politics is not too many specifics. The problem in politics is, how do you pare it down with a vision and a message that the average person can lean over their back fence or talk on the front porch and say, "I like what Mitt Romney has to say about X, Y and Z, not X, Y, Z, A, B, C, one, two, three, four, five, six"? He needs a much more limited -- a limited message.
But the other thing I think he has a problem with is that most of his economic plan feels like it's retread of something from 25 years ago. It feels like what we're going to give you is more tax cuts, what we're going to give you is less government regulation, what we're going to give you is this, and it feels like it's something in the time gone by.
And I think a lot of the middle class, as James' book says and as James says, a lot of the middle class thinks all of those solutions aren't going to help us, all of those things aren't going to help us. I would take his 59-point plan, throw it out, and figure out a three- or five-point plan that basically addressed what we want to do in the next five years.
Sorry Matt, but the problem is not too many specifics. The problem is that it's not a "retread of something from 25 years ago." It's a retread of your old boss and his failed policies and we've been down that road before with that it meant for our economy. It's a retread of trickle-down economics that your party has been pushing for well over 25 years that we know does not work.
And it's a symptom of a party that has allowed themselves to be taken over by their Libertarian wing that thinks it's survival of the fittest, you're on your own, government has no role to play for the good of our society, and you'd better be ready to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps or you can just starve. And don't dare ask the rich to pay another dime in taxes in the mean time or you're harming the "job creators."
Dowd apparently thinks that everyone who watches this show has no memory whatsoever of what his former boss did while in office, or that he worked for him. And if anyone was counting on Stephanopoulos to do his job and point any of that out, they'll be sorely disappointed since his job is to be a propagandist rather than attempt to actually report anything that could be considered "news."