Friday, September 19, 2008

Collective dementia

No one with a functioning brain should vote for John McCain. All he offers is bullshit and hoary old Republican remedies that are proven failures. Here's one that Paul Krugman picked up from a commenter:

Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.
Despite clear evidence that the Republican Party is completely untrustworthy to get the smallest thing right, here we are (not a permalink) almost tied (47% to 44%).

I think our society has passed the time when it was clear-eyed enough to enact solutions to its most urgent problems. We are in the decadent fall of the American empire, and it's probably too late even if Obama is elected to avoid the fate of the English and the French and the Romans, and the Greeks before us (among many others).

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