Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Truth of Democracy: Appearance > Reality


"People vote for optimists, not pessimists, even if that means obscuring hard truths in the short term."

NYT


That's it in a nutshell.

Offer a Pleasant Illusion, blame someone else for the Difficult Reality, and you get elected.

Luckily the meat-handed mouth-breathing electorate will not hold you accountable five years later when you get around to compromising your position, or fifteen years later when the economy craters because of your delusional decisions.

We're just feeling the Clinton fallout now.

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2 Comments:

At 5:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI: national debt ticker in Times Square ran out of digits...in the trillions...

Nah...that has nothing to do with it.

It's those tax and spend lib'ruls.

 
At 6:51 PM , Blogger Jared M Johnson said...

What exactly did Clinton do to hurt the economy?

Housing prices skyrocketed under Bush. This is because everyone and their dog could get a loan. This all happened under his watch. Why the fuck are you blaming Clinton? The bad loans were made under Mr. Bush. Mr. Bush spent 5 trillion more than the government took in. Mr. Bush created an irresponsible example in Washington, not giving a rats ass about his ridiculously huge deficits.

 

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