Monday, January 26, 2009

Bad faith objections

Krugman slaps the stimulus plan objectors this morning. The opening graf sums it up.
As the debate over President Obama’s economic stimulus plan gets under way, one thing is certain: many of the plan’s opponents aren’t arguing in good faith. Conservatives really, really don’t want to see a second New Deal, and they certainly don’t want to see government activism vindicated. So they are reaching for any stick they can find with which to beat proposals for increased government spending.
To paraphrase Krugman, the sum total of their arguments is to throw as much crap at the wall as they can and see if anything sticks.

This would be more amusing if they weren't frightening so many low info folks with their bogus arguments. I don't see how this sort of irresponsible partisanship can be called anything but traitorous.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traitorous is a little strong, we don't need to string anyone up, we just need to ignore them.

10:21:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'm not suggesting they be executed but what word would you use to describe deliberately sabotaging a recovery plan for political gain?

11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd call them assholes. :)

1:30:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL. That works too.

2:16:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

A great many Germans thought Hitler would go away if ignored.

10:20:00 AM  

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