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I just watched Rick Santorum's new campaign video, and I have to admit, I recognized that place.

"Small businesses are struggling and families are worried about their jobs and their future."

Yes, that actually happened in 2007 and 2008 when the crash hit. In fact, the economic disaster of the Bush years put thousands of companies out of business, and it has taken years of changed policies under Obama finally to see those jobs slowly return.

"The wait to see a doctor is ever increasing."

That happened during the Bush years also, as employers found that exploding health insurance premiums caused them to cut back or drop coverage altogether. And the number of uninsured increased steadily during the Bush years. Millions have to wait in emergency rooms for treatment. Thousands filed bankruptcy to escape crushing medical bills. Yes, Bushville sure was a scary place, but eventually, when Obamacare finally kicks in, practically everyone is going to have coverage.

"Gas prices, through the roof."

I sure remember that too! We had a big spike every year under Bush, with gas prices finally hitting $4 per gallon in 2008.

"The freedom of religion, under attack."

Bush did claim to be a religious guy, so most people would probably say their freedom of religion was not under attack during his presidency. On the other hand, if your religion happened to be Muslim, Bushville might have been the worst place for religious liberty ever.

"And every day, the residents of this town must come to grips with reality that a rogue nation and sworn American enemy has become a nuclear threat."

That happened too! when North Korea, a country we actually went to war against, and with which we still have not achieved peace, acquired the bomb under Bush's watch.

Yup, that Obamaville sure was a scary place. Except that we already lived through that, and it was called Bushville.

Funny how the political opposition always has to talk about all the awful things that are going to happen under Obama in a couple of years, because the reality of what is happening today isn't very scary at all. At least not nearly as scary as the reality of four years ago.

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