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Obama stump speech strategy of conciliation considered harmful
Corrente Wire ^ | December 28, 2007

Posted on 01/01/2008 1:38:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

One current permathread on Big Orange is that Krugman and Obama are feuding or having a vendetta. Which, when you take a step back, is bizarre. That movement conservatives and Villagers like stone Bush enabler William Kristol, like David Brooks, Broderella, and Andrew Sullivan are all good with Obama isn’t even mentioned in passing by Obama’s fan base. And yet those same enthusiasts spend inordinate amounts of time vilifying Paul Krugman, a true progressive who was there for us from the earliest dark days of the Bush regime.

Curious. What’s really happening?

Krugman doesn’t have a problem with Obama; Krugman has a problem with what Obama believes about the relationship between politics and economics. Moreover, Krugman makes a case that Obamaphiles have yet to confront and refute. But for those who came in late — that is, those for whom Obama might be the very first political figure they’ve supported or with whom they’ve identified — I need to set the table by summarizing the political economy of the last thirty years or so. (I’m trying to write like an economist here, and I’m not one, but I’ll give it my best shot.)

It’s conventional wisdom (says Krugman) among many economic schools, not just the left, that economics drives politics, and not the other way round. Economics is seen as more fundamental than politics, certainly more fundamental than electoral politics. Economic trends are deep tides, and political changes are mere waves, froth on the surface.

Yet if you look at the history of the last thirty or so years, it seems (says Krugman) that conventional wisdom has been stood on its head, and that politics drove economics.

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Long, but insightful as to how the left is thinking.
1 posted on 01/01/2008 1:38:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This part is hilarious:

“The Conservative Movement succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of the billionaires who invested in it. Despite the remarkable gains that *we* have made in productivity, *they* creamed most of it off.”

I’ve run into this attitude before amongst unionists. They believe it is the worker that is responsible for productivity gains, not the capitalist that invested in the R&D that produced the new methods and machinery that allowed fewer workers to accomplish more. They think the term “productivity” means workers are working harder and longer hours.

2 posted on 01/02/2008 10:53:53 AM PST by Kellis91789 (Liberals aren't atheists. They worship government -- including human sacrifices.)
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To: Kellis91789

Do you know Obama pimps the illegal aliens- even with the fact that they bring in more violent crime into the U.S, as well as cost us billions in tax dollars to care for them and their offspring?

Obama said the recent Senate immigration debate “was both ugly and racist in a way we haven’t see since poststhe struggle for civil rights.”...

Obama told La Raza that the mass protests lately of for immigration rights of Mexicans is equal in greatness to the civil rights protest of the past.
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Omama supports La Raza’s, the “DREAM Act,” which would mandate states to offer in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens — thus providing them with benefits not available to U.S. citizens from other states.

Listen to that SOB! When we’re paying billions to support illegals!! He’s got ‘em yelling, ‘Obama! Obama! (La Raza is a militant Mexican illegal alien rights group)


“I will stand with the Muslims and protect them..” Obama. []

3 posted on 01/05/2008 9:55:10 PM PST by cyberella
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