Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Howard Dean on Rachel Maddow

I watch videos like this and I just don't understand. How do people fail to see these things? Why do we put up with these misconceptions about what the parties are and what they aren't. It's all a bit ridiculous.

I have to say I'm much more cynical than Howard Dean. I don't think most people do reject the idea that Republicans are fiscal conservatives. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people claim that as the main reason why they identify with the GOP in fact.


  1. The problem, of course, is the narrative the media has to sell in order to present a compelling newcast that people would watch. However, it's not like a real assessment of the parties would be very flattering for Democrats - at least, from my liberal perspective. I imagine an honest analysis of the parties would have a small groups of crazies voting Republican, most Republicans voting Democrat, and most Democrats staying home on election day for lack of anyone to vote for.

  2. Oh I agree. I didn't mean to imply that Democrats weren't in the same boat as Republicans when it comes to the lies we tell ourselves. Democrats, with exception of a few things, are really today's Republicans.


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