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

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Stupid Coming Home To Roost

A few pixels have been shed about how the current plight of the GOP is from their long embrace of arguments based on falsehood and ignorance.  Krugzilla points out that Donald Trump's chillingly ignorant statement that he would essentially take the US into Chapter 11 is really a product of poor economic policy from the GOP that stretches back decades.  The GOP has routinely driven up the national debt, but as soon as the Democrats take over the White House, they collapse into a caterwauling mess over the big, bad debt.

The debt exists as a boogeyman to scare people away from spending on the American public.

What's scary is that Trump exists in the fictitious world of "Why can't the government balance their books, just like my family."  Leaving aside that few families do balance their books, the fact is the governments aren't families.  And they aren't businesses, either.  Trump does not seem to understand the difference.  Even more worrisome, he doesn't seem to care that he doesn't understand the difference.

Ladies and gentleman, the 2016 GOP.

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