Sunday, October 26, 2008

I think Mr. Levin is correct...

I've been thinking this for a while so I might as well air it here. I honestly never thought we'd see such a thing in our country - not yet anyway - but I sense what's occurring in this election is a recklessness and abandonment of rationality....

Hmm. Later in the article:

So in the tank are the media for Obama that for months we've read news stories and opinion pieces insisting that if Obama is not elected president it will be due to white racism.

Ah. So if there are stories and opinion pieces that say something, that proves that "the media" are in the tank for Obama.

Because if any member of the media writes a story or an opinion piece, it says something about "the media" as a whole, right? That's "rationality", isn't it?

It is a populist appeal that disguises government mandated wealth redistribution as tax cuts for the middle class, falsely blames capitalism for the social policies and government corruption (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) that led to the current turmoil in our financial markets,

And it's rational to ignore how the biggest parts of the financial collapse didn't involve Fannie and Freddie... the credit default swaps remain one of the biggest pieces of the problem. (Also, Fannie and Freddie grabbed into the sub-prime loans very late in the game, in an attempt to shore up their market share.)

And, of course...

Rather than pursue the American Dream, he insists that the American Dream has arbitrary limits, limits Obama would set for the rest of us — today it's $250,000 for businesses and even less for individuals. If the individual dares to succeed beyond the limits set by Obama, he is punished for he's now officially "rich."

It's "punishment" to see your tax rate go up from 35% to 39%, once you're making over a quarter million a year. Not "a higher tax bracket", because heavens no, that wouldn't give you reason to be angry. Nope, it's punishment, that's the only "rational" point of view, I suppose... to a person like Mark Levin.

It's too much to expect rational discussion sometimes, but please... when folks are going to complain that other people are making irrational complaints, can't they at least *try*?

(If you really want to depress me, you can tell me that he did try, and this was his best.)

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