Our View: . . . And revisionist history?

Posted: October 24, 2012

President Obama’s skewed sense of history was exposed Monday when he accused Mitt Romney of wanting to “import” the foreign policy of the ’80s, the social policies of the ’50s, and the economic policies of the ’20s.

Let’s examine: The ’80s were the Age of Reagan when, exhibiting “peace through strength,” the United States stared down the Soviet Union and won the Cold War.

Secondly, ask most anyone who grew up in the ’50s and they’ll tell you the decade was a golden age for families when the “greatest generation,” finally free of depression and war, was finally able to take a long and peaceful breath.

And, though depression was to follow, the ’20s roared with a prosperity kick-started by the policies of the Harding and Coolidge administrations.

Yep, three decades in which on the whole it was pretty good to be alive — and American.