hard heads soft hearts

a scratch pad for half-formed thoughts by a liberal political junkie who's nobody special. ''Hard Heads, Soft Hearts'' is the title of a book by Princeton economist Alan Blinder, and tends to be a favorite motto of neoliberals, especially liberal economists.

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Saturday, November 03, 2012
Susie Madrak (Suburban Guerrilla) - Horrible

Arthur Silber (The Sacred Moment) - The Endless Wounds of War, and a Remarkable Story of Hope (2004)

TERRY KREPEL (Media Matters) - Fox's Own Experts Reject Fox Narrative That Obama Deliberately Abandoned Americans In Libya

Eric Boehlert (Huffington Post) - Benghazi

Kevin Drum (Mother Jones) - Frum endorsement of Romney
"If Obama wins, congressional Republicans will go completely ape and destroy the country. They will deliberately tank the economy and then impeach the president. Therefore, we have to give into them and turf Obama out of office."
It's appalling that people are seriously making this argument. . .No country can survive with this attitude. If congressional Republicans are truly a destructive and irrational force in American politics. . .the answer is to fight them, not to surrender to them.
If Frum is obliged to vote for Romney in order for strong Republicans to not be angry, is he also obliged to buy into their beliefs about Obama's treasonous behavior in Benghazi?

There are many reasons to vote for Obama, but surely among the more satisfying reasons (though not the best, or most persuasive) is to teach the rich and powerful people of America and the world a badly needed lesson, that there are things money can't buy and power can't seize, and the American Presidency is one of them.

next post: 12/14/2012

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