Wed Feb 8, 2012, 09:54 AM
n2doc (38,924 posts)
Paul Krugman Blog: Uh-oh, Itís Morning in America
Nobody does hissy fits like Karl Rove; the master of hardball, dirty-trick politics is constantly outraged, outraged, at his opponentsí underhanded tactics. And the latest hissy-target is the Chrysler ad during the Super Bowl, starring Clint Eastwood.
Jon Cohn gets it: itís actually a double-edged problem for the Republicans. They hate any reminder that they were dead wrong on the auto bailout; and they hate any thought that the Democrats are becoming the party of optimism. Hey, only Republicans are allowed to celebrate American success!
And behind the yelling lies, almost surely, a growing sense of panic:
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Wed Feb 8, 2012, 10:23 AM
DCKit (18,541 posts)
1. I don't recall the last time the Republics had a genuine success to celebrate.
There were certainly none during the past three (R) malAdministrations.
Iran-Contra, globalization, deregulation, GHWBush* was little more than a placeholder and left the economy in a recession, The Contract on America, GW* was a total disaster for the economy, diplomacy and national security.
They celebrate winning, at any cost.