Please then, be clear

“Be aware of becoming what you accuse others of.” Please be clear what you mean by this. I don’t want to become like the conservatives, I guess, but you just throw this out there. I have no idea what you’re talking about or accusing me of. You are one who has been suspicious of polls. Yet if we don’t go somewhat at least by them, then what do we go by? Our faith in what we think the country believes?
How is it different that I am upset with hypocrisy of people decrying government while accepting its largesse and also upset that the right has distaste for some of what Bush did? I don’t follow. Both are being upset with the public’s lack of knowledge, lack of basing their positions on reality. What I want is an educated public, which is what Jefferson said was necessary for democracy, and which we in no way have today.
We can argue all we want about labels and whether we’re conservative or liberal, and whether Fox led or followed the conservative movement, and in the end what matters is pushing for policies that will be good for the country, based as much as possible on facts, on historical precedent. That is why I say the Republicans don’t care about the country–their only jobs plan is to cut more taxes on the wealthy, which we have done on steroids for the past ten years. If there was a hint of truth that their policies would work, as I’ve said before, we’d be living in a golden age of full employment. Until anyone can explain why their policies would work this time, then I have to treat them as what they are; powerful evidence the Republicans in congress don’t care about the country and only care about corporate benefactors.

About JP

We're two guys who met in college, in 1980. We've stayed in touch, and like to talk politics, current events, music and religion. JP is nore liberal than Sid, but not in every way. We figure that dialogue stimulates ideas, moderates perspective, and is in general friendly. These are things we need badly in these dangerous times. The blog name is taken from a song by Bruce Cockburn.
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