Amskeptic wrote:I took issue with this one. There is a tedious "false equivalence" effort to make sure to give examples of "both sides".
I hate to detract from the substance of what I thought a fine article, but Colin, please clarify the 'both sides' and the tedious false equivalence you refer to.
That seemed to come from a need to defend anything with the word 'liberal' in the sentence
I detected nothing partisan in the article but did notice you drift off topic to go there and again get your republican digs in.
there is plenty of culpability on both sides of the aisle.
There is a rich culpability to both sides of the aisle, pun intended.
I am just irritated by liberal vs conservative being applied to economics, applied to education, applied to science, applied to justice, and I saw the "sides" being trotted out again. Can we discuss quantitative easing as a tool rather than a party line (I was against it, but from a limited understanding)?
Krugman, Yes, I see his byline "Conscience Of A Liberal" . . .
I get my digs in on anyone
who is not addressing the common good, the exercise of a vibrant American experience where all can participate. It seems clear to me that the republican *platform* is not addressing the common good.
Now, just as an American citizen, not a partisan hack libtard, I take issue with:
"Obama's hypocrisy seems to know no bounds. He was for hope and change, openness and transparency, jobs and civil society. He is a brand, a marketing product of identity politics."
Obama was for hope and change and jobs and civil society! He met a Wall Of Resistance from moneyed interests who happen to fund his political opposition. He had to compromise or knuckle under. He is a human being, he is our President, and I for some reason, see the constraints he has been laboring under, and I still manage to respect him (unlike the difficulty I had in respecting George Bush's choices that ended up killing tens of thousands of innocents and wounding hundreds of thousands and devastating our nation's balance sheet, and grotesquely enriching military contractors , and no! this observation does not make me a partisan!!!)
Am I a democratic partisan hack libtard when I say that the spineless bought-and-sold congressional democrats are a key cause of Obama's inability to effect substantive change in the financial sector? That I hate them worse for hypocrisy than the republicans for their looting of the poor and middle class?
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