Monday, January 24, 2011
The Democrats and Social Security political suicideDigby is just a brilliant political writer. In a more sane world, she or Joan McCarter from Daily Kos would be the anchor of Meet the Press instead of an airhead like David Gregory.
In Demagogic Pandering And Technocratic Dreams Hullabaloo 01/23/2011, she takes off from a David Frum interview on how Republicans are successfully pitching their Party to older voters, their only real potential growth constituency for the moment:
Frum doesn't really explain why they are not completely irrational, but I will: they know that sounding irrational doesn't matter. They know they can easily demagogue "entitlements" one day and be the staunch defenders of Medicare the next because they just won over 60 seats doing just that.Tags: democratic party, obama administration, social security
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