Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, April 6, 2012

I'm Rubber, You're Glue

Mirror, mirror

You need to go read this piece by John Chait.

My favorite part was this:

Likewise, James Capretta, a conservative pundit and advisor to Paul Ryan, accuses Obama of having no plan. Read carefully to the third and fourth sentences:
And what does the president propose to do about this problem? Exactly nothing.
His plan for deficit reduction can be summed up briefly: tax hikes and defense cuts.
I have inserted no ellipses here. Capretta first accuses Obama of proposing “exactly nothing,” and then — in the very next sentence! — accuses him of proposing to raise taxes and cut defense spending. That’s not “exactly nothing.” It’s not even sort of nothing. It’s something.

I really don't know if I will be able to stand another 7 months of Mitt Romney and the GOP treating objective facts the way a baby treats a diaper.

The whole reason I started blogging was because I was infuriated at the wholesale attack on the Enlightenment ideas of reason and rational solutions.  (And this blog would SOLVE THIS PROBLEM!!)

I may wind up face-palming myself so many times and with such vigor that I give myself repeated concussions.

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