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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 02:12 PM

3. "falsehood or fantasy"

““The fiscal math has to work, more or less. It doesn’t for a flat tax. Nor does it for a balanced budget amendment that assumes an unrealistically low level of spending for an aging society that also wants a lethal, power-projecting military. At some point, simplicity edges over into falsehood or fantasy.”

I'm sorry--I can't remember where I lifted that quote from, but I remember that it was a GOP friendly article in a semi-respectable online publication that seemed aimed at bringing Republicans back to reality (good luck with that). The rest was my comment which I posted (on Huffington Post) in response to the original article:

Republican rhetoric edged over into falsity and fantasy on these points and others long ago.

In so far as voters perceive this, the game is up, and Republicans lose.

Therefore Republican rhetoric gets more and more outrageous and incendiary in an increasingly desperate attempt to prevent voters from rationally considering the issues and the politicians that they chose to represent them in dealing with those issues.”

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