Mostly rational politics, with occasional rants about how a few crazy Republicans are ruining the country.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Here's the problem with Republicans
They're living in an imagined world. Where everyone starts from the same place and their successes or failures are totally of their own creation. No we don't need progressive taxation - that punishes hard work, and it's wrong to treat people differently! No we should not have affirmative action - that separates people based on race, and it's wrong to treat people differently!
Their whole agenda is built on the principle that government should, as much as possible, leave things alone... that the country will sort itself out.
The poverty rate among black people fell from 33.4% to 22.5% during the Clinton administration. It has risen to 24.7% under Bush. Are we really to believe that Republicans are trying to reduce a number like that?
The imagined world helps Republicans justify the continuation of their aristocracy.