[FoRK] The Wingnut Revolution

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at ceruleansystems.com
Sun Mar 1 22:42:31 PST 2009

On Mar 1, 2009, at 7:34 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> But even if the whole thing wasn't a typical product of the
> rethuglican bullshit factory, the question is why moral hazard is a
> right wing talking point, given that Bush's gang created this
> situation.

Oh come on, it takes a serious swim in the Kool-Aid to even suggest  
that this was some Republican manufactured conspiracy (though using  
terms like "rethuglican" is a pretty solid diagnostic for excessive  
Kool-Aid imbibement).  A lot of people from both parties were neck- 
deep in this going back *well* before Bush was ever in office.

At a minimum, you have to wonder why none of this is being blamed on  
*either* political party in any kind of substantive manner for all the  
grandstanding that is going on. One possible answer is that they are  
both guilty as sin and that it would be a suicide mission to  
meaningfully attack the other.

The culpability of government was not excessive regulation (Republican  
talking point) or deregulation (Democrat talking point), but  
systematically stupid and *bad* regulation that spans decades. The  
reason they never use this argument is that they are both responsible  
for it.


J. Andrew Rogers

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