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Dupa 8 ani de Bush

Posted in Politic, Say what?, Social, Video with tags , , on December 17, 2008 by Le Roi

Ce a facut Bush in cei 8 ani la Casa alba:

A tinut discursuri

A dansat step

A dansat “Dansul ploii”

Ce urmeaza? Un tip care fumeaza…

…apoi incearca fara succes sa danseze ca Bush

In show-off they trust.

Where’s your permanent majority now?

Posted in Politic with tags , , on October 4, 2008 by senator

This NYT magazine article does an excellent job at summing up the disaffection of a wide class of republicans.  It’s really incredible how myopic the party management was: essentially taking for granted the continual devotion of moderates in their ranks, they pandered to the extremes.  Now the moderates are (fucking finally, really) beginning to grow some balls and defect and hold their comrades responsible.  The GOP has consigned itself to at least a few years in the political wilderness.  I hope they learn a lesson and come out from it improved: but for now, it seems necessary.

Also consider this survey of applied academic economists.  46% identify as Dems, 10% as GOP, and 44% as independent.  My suspicion is that a good number of those independents are disaffected former Republicans.  It’s pretty hard for even conservative economists to take themselves seriously and speak well of (only!) Bush’s economic track record, let alone foreign policy and social policy.  Economists are generally technocrats who believe they know how things ought to be run; nothing quite pisses the fuck out of them like sheer, overwhelming incompetence.