Jump to content

Is Frum this naive? Or just being dishonest again?

2 replies to this topic

#1 cmk

    Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPip
  • 7553 posts
  • LocationBennington, VT, USA, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Known Universe

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.
Charles M. Kozierok - Administrator, TalkRadioSucks.com

"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools." -- Herbert Spencer

"Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sex position." -- Bill Maher

"Our new Government['s] foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition." -- Alexander Stephens, Vice-President of the Confederacy

#2 RebuildtheGOP

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 296 posts

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.
"One is elected by one’s positions, and if he tries to be something other than what he is, in the long run, disaster befalls him."

"Political action committees and moneyed interests are setting the nation's political agenda. Are we saying that only the rich have brains in this country? Or only people who have influential friends who have money can be in the Senate?"

"I would like to see us do away with all nuclear weapons. I just want to make sure they're all gone."

"A conservative is a person who wants to apply the proven values of the past to the problems and challenges of today. It's a dynamic living philosophy, just as our Constitution is a living document subject to new interpretations in view of changing circumstances."

"We Republicans define government's role where needed at many, many levels, preferably through the one closest to the people involved ... Our towns and our cities, then our counties, then our states..."

-Barry Goldwater

#3 Rue Bella

    Emerging from a state of cryogenic denial

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8460 posts
  • LocationSoCal

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.

If you cant decrease the size of the government, the next best thing is to paralyze it.
What is wrong with these people? ~ PG

California Secession - Let my people go!

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users