Right on, George!!
why does the DN continue to insist on running opinion pieces in the Utah and
world sections? opinion pieces are fine but at least place them in the right
You are a master spinner. I hope you are rewarded handsomely for your
willingness to make this argument. This New York election was an indication that
our President is incompetent? Only the rabid Obama haters will buy your spin.
Well Dr. Thredgold here's how it works. The last 20 years, in both the United
States and Europe, there have been progressively lower tax rates for the wealthy
and corporations. This has necessated borrowing. So the rich guys get a double
benefit: they get low taxes and they get to loan money to the government and
receive interest. Such a deal!
As stated in the second paragraph, if you are going to state 'your opinion'
DesNews needs to put your article on the editorial page - your opinion is not
news! Second, if you think the dems should 'do nothing', that would be good,
they can't do any further damage. No matter what your sacred cow is the lies
from the dems about the Ryan plan is typical of the of that party. When you
don't have any ideas of your own (Dem/Libs) then lie about the Republican plan.
I am SS age and the Ryan plan would not affect me. Your opinion is worth the
paper it is written on.
This is a great example of pundits finding a couple of facts out of context and
leaping to flawed conclusions.Anyone really interested in the NY 26
debacle should check out a couple of columns written by radio talk show host Bob
Lonsberry (available on his website- Google will find it for you). Lonsberry
actually lives in NY 26 and is a Republican office holder, albeit a council
member for a podunk town, not a big player in the Party politics there, but
close enough to see the process and what is really happening).Short
version- All three candidates were losers and ego driven. The Dem is a typical
Democrat big spender and demagogued the "mediscare" and "push
grandma off the cliff" meme. The Republican was a rich
"entitled" party hack with no special merits. The self-styled
"Tea Party" candidate was a super rich liberal who had name
recognition from running three time previously as a Democrat and spent millions
attacking the Republican. This was not an "issues" race, but a
contest to decide which was the least odious of the ego driven candidates.The real losers were the residents of NY 26.
Jeff Thredgold acts as if it's the Democrats' fault that the Republicans have
terrible ideas that Americans don't want. If the Republicans keep pushing
policies that Americans don't want, can you really blame the Democrats for
standing by and letting the GOP self-destruct.Thredgold acts as if
this political strategy is the same thing as their policy proposals. Nothing
could be further from the truth. Sure, GOP extremism will do nothing but help
the Democrats in 2012, but that does not negate what the Democrats have
accomplished: healthcare reform (like it or not), financial market reform (like
it or not), prudent measures within a complicated chessboard in the Middle East
(like it or not), getting Osama (like it, or there's something wrong with you),
and a slowly but steadily improving economy (which some Republicans seem to
actually not like, because then they'd have to admit to the efficacy of the
stimulus).In short, Mr. Thredgold mistakenly equates the GOP
greasing the Democrats' electoral skids with the Democrats doing nothing--and
that's simply not true.
In other words, the Democrats won by defeating a disastrous plan. Seems like a
Indeed, the "liberals" have been leading with a reform of healthcare.
In doing so the lengthened the fiscal life of other programs like Medicare. The
CBO and all serious analysis of obamacare suggest that it will save the country
tons of money. . . however, this does not support the philosophical principles
of conservatism and thus all of the analysis is rejected and ignored. Again,
more of the hyperbolic false dichotomies. If things are going to
get better in Washington and on main street we have got to stop the building of
ideological forts and start solving the problems together. Lets start with
responsible dialog in the public square
Interesting article....the idea that the TEA party candidate took away
conservative votes from the republican candidate appears to be a conservative
attempt to feel better about a political tactic stealing the election rather
than a referendum on the policy of the conservatives. It is important to note
that the little research that has been done on the TEA party votes has suggested
that the majority of those votes were cast by more liberally minded voters. Indeed the two party system does make things difficult to get
through...both parties tend to vilify the other and suggest that their policy is
better. For instance "A little presidential leadership would be nice"
suggests that the president in a lazy oaf. I think it fair to say that the
president is leading....perhaps in directions that the conservative side of the
isle disagrees with. Isn't this to be expected. To suggest that he is not
leading is more of the hyperbolic problem.
Never underestimate the Republicans ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of
Jeff Thredgold for President sounds pretty good to me.