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Republican rule forgotten?

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J. Gary Post says that Democrats are responsible for the mortgage and subprime loan fiasco (Letters, Jan. 3). He goes on to list a series of dates and “request” by George W. Bush and others in his administration that would have stopped this mess.

His list starts in 2001 and goes through 2005 with one notation in 2006 (Barney Frank). I wonder if Mr. Post recalls who “ran” the U.S. government during those years – there was a Republican majority in the House, in the Senate and a Republican president. If they did indeed believe what they supposedly said I wonder why they didn’t act on it.

This seems to be yet one more attempt to rewrite history by a small group of folks who cannot or will not accept that the past eight years have been a failure of leadership and, most importantly, ideology. I suspect we will see lots more of this in the near future.

Barry C. Cross



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