Friday, April 8, 2011

The Rhetoric Of Failure

"The other side believes that people have a right to keep what they earn, and that taxing them to support others, no matter how needy, amounts to theft. That's what lies behind the modern right's fondness for violent rhetoric."

To what then would Krugman attribute the modern left's fondness for similar hysterics?

Pelosi calls GOP plan 'War on Women'

Dem: Shutdown equivalent of bombing innocent civilians

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee: "Maybe we can just imagine the tragic scenes of Hurricane Katrina, when nursing home residents were pouring out of nursing homes in the wake of the disaster...Well let me tell you, we've got Hurricane Ryan, and there's a disaster coming."

I do agree with Rep. Jackson-Lee on one thing: there is a disaster coming, but it's not a disaster of Ryan's making.


The Conservative Wahoo said...

Well done, GG.

Mudge said...

"To what would Krugman attribute the modern left's fondness for similar hysterics?"

Similar? Unless you wish to compare comments of extreme outliers on the right to the rank and file (including their spokespeople and national elected officials) of the left, I think "similar" was somewhat generous to those in the Robin Hood party.

But I do understand, and appreciate, your very valid points.

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