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"Peace Bridge" Draws the Wrath of the Right 

The right-wing Oregon Catalyst blog couldn't resist taking a poke at the Bend City Council for voting to designate the Portland Avenue bridge the "Peace

The right-wing Oregon Catalyst blog couldn't resist taking a poke at the Bend City Council for voting to designate the Portland Avenue bridge the "Peace Bridge."

Under the headline "Bend City Council sticks public in eye with Peace Bridge," the blog sneered: "Liberals may not be good at winning wars or balancing budgets but they are excellent at political platitudes as in the case of Bend City Council renaming their Portland Avenue Bridge as the official Peace Bridge."

Ummm, how many wars have conservatives won lately? If The Eye's knowledge of history is correct, the last major war in which this country scored a clear victory was WWII, won by those good liberal Democrats Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman.

And as for balanced budgets, the last president who submitted one to Congress was ... drum roll, please: Democrat Bill Clinton. In fact (incredible as it now seems) we had federal budget surpluses in those far-off days of eight years ago.

Ah well. History is not the strong suit of contemporary American conservatives.

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