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There's just one thing I don't understand...

Why now?

Why is the media suddenly responding to outrageous remarks from the GOP, and why are people in that party distancing themselves?

I've seen them call a war hero a traitor, a 4-star general anti-American, the President of the United States a terrorist infiltrator, just to name a few.

I've seen them exploit the tragedies of 9/11 as if it were their greatest accomplishment, equate Democrats with Al Qaeda, and use the deaths of American soldiers as political fodder.

I've seen a president make jokes about sending Americans to die in a war based on lies, or at best, sheer stupidity.

What Romney said was bad, no question -- but why are such egregious remarks noticed now, at long last?

What we've known for years about BushCo backing off Clinton/Gore's counter-terrorist efforts and ignoring warnings about 9/11 is now news in 2012?

The fact that the GOP will exploit ANYthing, accuse their opponents of ANYthing, and even risk national security, the American and world economy, and bloodshed here and abroad for power -- this is just getting noticed?

What Romney said is outrageous, but it's typical. (And no doubt the knuckle-draggers will add it to their litany of absurdities -- "Obama apologized to terrorists" -- just like "John Kerry lied about his injuries" and "Al Gore said he invented the internet" and "Bill Clinton was offered bin Laden's head on a silver platter and backed down," blah blah freakin' blah...)

Seriously -- why is this one actually resonating, when so many others didn't?
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