Wednesday, February 27, 2013
• • Deficit-deluded tea party Republicans love the sequester scheme
The tea party folks may be sincere, loyal citizens, but their notions about how the economy works are exactly that: mere notions. Their core notion is that government needs to do nothing more than get out of the way of business in order for the economy to boom and bloom. In an 18th century world or in the fiction of Ayn Rand that might have worked, but the reality is different. The United States became the world’s biggest economy in the post- years for many reasons, but one big reason is that government played a pivotal role.
Monday, January 28, 2013
• Obama’s inaugural speech provokes rattled Republicans
Have Republicans not noticed that most Americans, including most aging tea party activists, like Social Security and Medicare? For Obama to speak up for those big pieces of the social safety net is about as controversial as endorsing apple pie, the flag and good old mom, except to people who have been reading too much Ayn Rand.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
• Right wingers careen into craziness to explain Obama’s victory
Right-wingers will not let go of their own misleading mythology. They have a constricted vision of who the “real Americans” are and who they are not. Until election night, they still believed that people like themselves constituted a majority in this country. Now that they are faced with the truth of their own diminishing numbers, they are rejiggering reality. Incapable of accepting that the millions of people who voted for Obama are overwhelmingly hardworking, family-loving, patriotic Americans, they have to imagine them as the “takers” that Ayn Rand warned them were coming.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sunday, December 20, 2009