Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Take a Stand Against Reaganism

If it ain't Glenn Greenwald or John Cole, then it's Paul Krugman writing the things I'm thinking before I can blog them. And more clearly, too. I'd have said, "Jesus Christ can the Dems please for fucking once stop being such damn wussies and take an aggressive stance when they have the facts on their side?"

Let me add a sort of larger point: aside from the essentially circular political arguments — centrist Democrats insisting that the public option must be dropped to get the votes of centrist Democrats — the argument against the public option boils down to the fact that it’s bad because it is, horrors, a government program. And sooner or later Democrats have to take a stand against Reaganism — against the presumption that if the government does it, it’s bad.

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