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Is Frum this naive? Or just being dishonest again?


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#1 cmk

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:45 AM

He writes another throwaway editorial that, while admitting that his beloved Republicans are largely responsible for the debt mess (to his credit), makes the utterly ridiculous claim that Obama wants a deal through the elections because of Obama's own political considerations.

Well, gee, David -- yeah, Obama's a politician. So what? The real issue is that the Republicans have -- literally -- been holding the country hostage via this debt limit issue for the last several months, and that was without an election on the horizon, nor the pending expiration of their beloved (and massively-debt-increasing) Bush tax cuts. What exactly do you think will happen if the debt limit comes up again in the middle of 2012?

For a guy who is supposed to be revered by moderates for his intellect and fairness, Frum is remarkably weak on both counts on a fairly regular basis.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:05 AM

Yeah, Frum's thesis is a bit strange. I mean, Obama definitely does not want to re-litigate this business of the debt ceiling during an election season, so I suppose that there are some political considerations there. Well, at least he gets the part about the Republicans having created the debt ceiling crisis.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:36 AM

The Republicans want to do this again in 6 months because it creates gridlock and hence slows the action of the government. It's similar to keeping everyone distracted while they were impeaching Clinton, and everything else ground to a halt.

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