Why The White House Is Still Sweating Bullets
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  • Kris

    “People feel worse than the numbers show”

    This is why the media must do a better job of educating the hoi polloi and countering GOP propaganda. Young Ezra Klein is being surprisingly unhelpful.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    I don’t think the primary is tarnishing the Republican Party brand. This is the way Democracy is supposed to work. All of the issues are being aired in a series of debates no nominee in American history has every had to face before. Vetting of the candidates is intense, weaknesses are being exposed, and answered or not as the case may be. When a nominee is chosen everyone will know exactly what they are getting, unlike the blank slate and empty suit of Obama.
    As for what Kris says above, Ezra Klein was educating the hoi polloi by exposing the numbers as lies, being used by the Obama Administration to deceive the public.

  • nadine

    Young Ezra Klein is pointing out facts about the economy, facts that conservatives have been noting for several years now. It’s only surprising considering the source. People do feel worse than the numbers show. Of course they do. The government is cooking the books. People know that. That’s why the right track/wrong track numbers are 20% to 73% (according to today’s RCP), the lowest ever.

  • Corlyss

    “The GOP primary process has tarnished the party brand and shows no signs of producing a strong contender. . . ”

    My historical memory about campaigns may be flawed, so I’m probably wrong when I think that the 2012 GOP campaign should answer the question concerning whether it was wise for the GOP in the early 70s to adopt the same kinds of “reforms” as the Democrats foisted on their nomination process. If the party can’t control the nomination process so that people smarter than primary voters vet the prospective candidates before they pick up the party standard, they deserve the ignominy into which they have fallen. The unending travesty of 12 Stooges touring the nation demonstrating how unworthy they are for the job is a prescription for disaster next November.

    @ Kris
    Is this the same Ezra Klein who functions as an low-level functionary for the Democratic party masquerading as a jounalist?

  • Kris

    Note to self: Never ignore that little voice that tells you to add a “[/sarc]”.

  • RedWell

    I’d say LBJ vs McGovern is as valid a comparison as Carter-Reagan.

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