Friday, October 31, 2008

Digby Speaks

it's not that I believe liberals are purely good and decent. We have many, many faults and are almost preternaturally talented at seizing defeat from the jaws of victory before we even get finished celebrating.

The temptation to put the blame elsewhere is too great if you believe there can be no doubt one is right.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Political Deflation

CEPR - The Reagan Question: Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Eight Years Ago?
In his closing remarks during the final presidential debate of 1980, Ronald Reagan famously asked the American people: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"
Almost forty years on of a world dominated by the ideas and policies Reagan supported it is fair to ask an altered form of the question: Are we better off than we were forty years ago?
Very few can honestly answer in the affirmative.

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