Speaking at a rally for Massachusetts senatorial candidate Martha Coakley last Friday, former president and Rhodes scholar Bill Clinton, said:
“I came here to tell the people of Massachusetts this: This country’s revolution was born in Massachusetts. The Revolutionary War was first won here. The war was over here years before it was finally finished. It started with the Boston Tea Party, and the right wing Republicans have appropriated that on the premise the tea party was against government.”
Clinton added, “What they were against was abuse of power.”
Perhaps distracted by someone in the audience wearing a blue dress, Clinton conveniently forgot that the American Revolution was against GOVERNMENT abuse of power.
But somehow I don’t think the American people, particularly those heading out to vote tomorrow in Massachusetts, have forgotten.