Posts tagged ‘Nihilism’

July 30, 2011

Quote of the Day

by Vince

“For those who insist that the center is always the place to be, I have an important piece of information: We already have a centrist president. Indeed, Bruce Bartlett, who served as a policy analyst in the Reagan administration, argues that Mr. Obama is in practice a moderate conservative. Mr. Bartlett has a point.

The president, as we’ve seen, was willing, even eager, to strike a budget deal that strongly favored conservative priorities. His health reform was very similar to the reform Mitt Romney installed in Massachusetts. Romneycare, in turn, closely followed the outlines of a plan originally proposed by the right-wing Heritage Foundation. And returning tax rates on high-income Americans to their level during the Roaring Nineties is hardly a socialist proposal.

True, Republicans insist that Mr. Obama is a leftist seeking a government takeover of the economy, but they would, wouldn’t they? The facts, should anyone choose to report them, say otherwise.” –Paul Krugman

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July 30, 2011

Meet the 14th Amendment this Tuesday

by Vince

You may wonder, what would happen if the hours roll by Tuesday and there still is not a resolution to our debt ceiling quagmire? In comes the ace in the hole for Barack: the 14th amendment. This is a sigh of relief (as well as a back door escape hatch) in the face of Republican nihilism. Even Bill Clinton has thrown his hat into Obama’s corner:

As Bill Clinton, another former professor of constitutional law, recently declared, if he were president, he would invoke the Fourteenth Amendment to raise the debt ceiling “without hesitation, and force the courts to stop me.”