“The Greatest Generation” is a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw to describe the generation that grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, as well as those whose productivity at home made a decisive material contribution to the war effort. My father served in the Pacific during World War II and my mother worked in a factory at home.
President Obama just slammed their values at a rally in Urbandale, Iowa, by declaring that “the agenda set out by nominee Mitt Romney and other speakers in Tampa was ‘better suited for the last century.’” He went on to say:
“It was a rerun. We’d seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV. . . If you didn’t DVR it, let me recap it for you. Everything is bad, it’s Obama’s fault, and Gov. Romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy.”
How many times have we heard President Obama blame present economic conditions on George Bush? But that’s the least of the historical fiction and insults in his “black-and-white TV” campaign quip.
It was that black-and-white-TV generation that created the moral, economic, and political capital that he and his leftist minions are squandering and attacking. It was the WW II generation and its children that built a nation that was a beacon to the world.
That generation was not perfect, but it was the generation that made home ownership a reality for most Americans and put men on the Moon. It was that generation that saw the inequities among the races and did something about it that many in the Democrat Party opposed, including Al Gore’s father.
Obama and Co. are all about reestablishing racial divisions to score political points. If a Republican had used the phrase “black-and-white TV,” Obama’s surrogates and the slurping media would have read racial overturns in it. Its gotten that bad.