Friday, November 05, 2010

From RR
  • Did freedom win? But the Tea Party is supposed to be different. It stands for fiscal responsibility, spending cuts and deficit reduction. A New York Times poll found that 92 percent of tea partiers said they would rather have a “smaller government providing fewer services” than a “bigger government providing more services.” That’s encouraging. But when it comes to specifics, the results aren’t as good. The poll found that 62 percent thought “the benefits from government programs such as Social Security and Medicare are worth the costs.” A Bloomberg poll found that most tea partiers “want more drug benefits for Medicare patients.” And when was the last time you heard tea partiers complaining about the exploding military budget?
  • I do hope 2010 is 1994 (same result: president and Congress cancel each other out -> prosperity) but again the left probably won’t move to Canada. Why not? The Euro-socialist-style countries are rediscovering the laws of economics and cutting back.
  • Ted Sorensen and the missile crisis. (The man old Joe paid to make Jack look smart.) Of course. Why didn’t I think of that? Most people still thought in pre-ICBM terms but by ’62 there were silos and boomers (subs) so missiles in Cuba didn’t matter really.

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