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Are Democrat pundits from another planet?

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    A wonderful summation of the "opinions" rendered lately by various leftist fanatics, in their attempts to explain away Barack Obama's exploding spending and mediocre results, as well as the President's dwindling popularity.

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    Planet Enron
    Some columnists are not of this world.

    by JAMES TARANTO
    Jan. 19, 2010

    Former Enron adviser Paul Krugman thinks he has an explanation for the failures of President Obama's first year in office, which ends tomorrow:

    This description of Barack "Someone Else's Mess" Obama is so far removed from reality that there are only two possible explanations: (1) Krugman is trolling for links, or (2) He is from another planet. We're going to assume it's the latter, because trolling for links would be beneath the dignity of a Nobel Prize winner.

    Let's call Krugman's home world Planet Enron. While there are few signs of intelligent life on Enron, Krugman is not alone in the unearthliness of his observations. The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne is similarly--though, to be fair, not quite equally--deluded as he analyzes Democratic left's political predicament:

    On Planet Enron, this must all seem logical. Here on Earth, it makes no sense. Independents and moderates voted out the big-spending Republicans and ended up getting even bigger-spending Democrats. Now they're upset at the Democrats. Dionne seems to be saying they should be more upset at the Republicans because the Republicans are almost as bad. We'd venture to say they will be if the Republicans get back into power and continue to be almost as bad. But we defy any Earthling to make sense of Dionne's claim that this all somehow amounts to an argument in favor of Democratic policies.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Good old Totarnto, always nails it.

    Obama said he had a plan...
    Obama got his way...
    Obama failed miserably...

    We knew his plan was doomed, we gave him rope (we could not stop it) and now he's predicably twisting in the breeze.
     
  3. samsara15

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    So now the Republicans will be able to return, unimpeded, to the effective job they were doing of ruining the nation, prior to Obama?
     
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