Thursday, March 11, 2010

Recommended Reading

Salon's Gene Lyons picks apart the hypocritical and fundamentally dishonest smear-and-fear meme being trotted out by the GOP to raise electoral bucks and find electoral fortune in time for the midterms.  The takeaway:
Socialism? When it comes to economics, today's GOP has nothing to advocate except the very policies that got us into this mess to begin with. They're simply trying to trick tea party activists into believing that this time, Republicans will deliver the fiscal conservatism they always advocate but haven't delivered since Herbert Hoover.

The simple truth is, they can't. The reasons, moreover, aren't far to seek. For all the anxiety President Obama's election has generated among those who perceive that people like them are losing power, everyone knows the America of the "Andy Griffith Show" and "Leave It to Beaver" isn't coming back. (Actually, it never existed, but that's a different column.)
More at the link.

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