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1 comment November 16th, 2007at 11:55am Posted by Eli

Krugman on Obama, Social Security, and the myth of bipartisanship:

Mr. Obama’s Social Security mistake was, in fact, exactly what you’d expect from a candidate who promises to transcend partisanship in an age when that’s neither possible nor desirable.


He is… someone who keeps insisting that he can transcend the partisanship of our times – and in this case, that turned him into a sucker.


[O]n Social Security, as on many other issues, what Washington means by bipartisanship is mainly that everyone should come together to give conservatives what they want.

We all wish that American politics weren’t so bitter and partisan. But if you try to find common ground where none exists – which is the case for many issues today – you end up being played for a fool. And that’s what has just happened to Mr. Obama.

This is the most important reason why I have so much trouble supporting Obama – he still has not caught on to the fact that Republicans act in bad faith. If you buy into their talking points or cut a deal with them, you (and the rest of the American people) will get burned.

Let the GOP display some honesty and integrity for a few decades, and maybe then we can start trusting them. But taking Republicans at their word is how we ended up in Iraq, how we ended up with a Supreme Court and a DOJ that are merely partisan extensions of the Republican Party, how we ended up with an unaccountable cronyocracy, and how we ended up with our Constitution and our reputation in tatters.

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  • 1. Ruth  |  November 17th, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    Calling your opponents liars and thieves doesn’t give a very good tone, which I think is the reason that since the totally fraudulent figures presented by the GoPervs to get funding for the Medicare D prescription debacle every one of the Dems hasn’t been declaring aloud that we are dealing with a policy of misrepresentation. The public is being robbed, and if the GoPervs came out and just told it like it was, they wouldn’t get even the weakest minded to vote for them.

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