Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tea Party Socialists

Years ago I was going on Sam Seder's show right after Lawrence O'Donnell, and he made some comment to the effect that politically Americans basically want someone with the politics of Christine Todd Whitman. While I think this was basically a typical example of the pundit's fallacy - politically, at that time anyway, that's what O'Donnell wanted! - there was a bit of unsaid truth to it, which is that Americans want big government but don't want to pay for it, which is what Whitman did by essentially robbing the state pension funds.