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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:36 PM

NY Times columnist Frank Bruni on Mitch McConnell:

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Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader in the Senate, has pledged to fight Biden’s infrastructure package “every step of the way,” as a sudden defender of fiscal discipline. I say “sudden” because his attachment to it over the past few years, before Biden took office, was as steady as a Slinky.

He was perfectly happy to run up the federal debt to stay in good with President Donald Trump, who wanted tax cuts and more gleaming military hardware. Now? We mustn’t leave crippling bills to our children and grandchildren! How horridly gluttonous! How downright immoral!

How utterly laughable. The truth about most politicians and spending is that they’re for it if the outlays bolster their electoral fortunes and against it if the other side may have more to gain. They’re not in thrall to some fixed economic ideology. They’re bound to partisan rivalries and enamored of ideological fashions of the moment.

~snip~

I have not been able to find a link to this column. It comes to me as an email.

A working link is in Post #5!

I read his column every week and he is always worth reading. This one is especially good.

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CaliforniaPeggy Apr 7 OP
sheshe2 Apr 7 #1
llmart Apr 7 #2
SheltieLover Apr 7 #4
calimary Apr 7 #3
MyOwnPeace Apr 7 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 7 #6
MyOwnPeace Apr 7 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 7 #8
George McGovern Apr 7 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 8 #10

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:11 PM

1. K&R

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:02 PM

2. I can't argue with this.

The Republicans didn't blink an eye when Dubya and his minions were spending trillions to fight two wars at the same time, one of which was drummed up so that he could avenge his Daddy's arch enemy and in an effort to get his Daddy's approval.

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Response to llmart (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:50 PM

4. This!👆

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:40 PM

3. Should be said, Read, & SPREAD.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:27 PM

6. Yes! It works! How did you do that?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:59 PM

7. I get the same 'letter' weekly........

at the top in "small, faint print" it might say 'view in browser.'

I did that, then copied that 'address' (Gawd, I hope I'm not being too 'technical' - I'm a "press & hope it works" kinda' guy!)

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:19 PM

8. I get the newsletter too, and I also did what you did...

All of what you did. When I checked it in the preview, it worked then, but not later when I'd posted the article.

I think it works if you already get the NY Times, and not otherwise.

Nahh....you're not too technical for me! I also do a lot of hoping!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:57 PM

9. Thank You for posting this Peggy!

I'd not known of Frank Bruni until now. Now I have subscribed to his weekly column. I agree, "he is always worth reading."

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:51 AM

10. You're welcome, my dear George!

Frank is a treasure and no mistake. I'm glad you're subscribing to him; he is great!

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