Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Partisanship in US Politics

Democrats need to get a handle on the rhetoric. I really agree with Frank Rich's article in the NYT, although I think it has a stupid name.

[Palin's] only concrete program for dealing with America’s pressing problems came in the question-and-answer session. “It would be wise of us to start seeking some divine intervention again in this country,” she said, “so that we can be safe and secure and prosperous again.” That pretty much sums up her party’s economic program, at least: divine intervention will achieve what government intervention cannot. That the G.O.P. may actually be winning this argument is less an indictment of Palin than of Washington Democrats too busy reading the writing on her hand to see or respond to the ominous political writing on the wall.

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