I really don't see why anyone with a blog bothers to write posts. It's so much easier to just take the work of others and copy and paste into your own monetarized blog and reap the profits. And profits is the subject of today's screed from the Wall Street Journal via American Power Reprint Blog.
The Rich Have Done Fine Under Obamanomics, Not So The Middle Class.
Donald's contribution to the subject seems to have been the title of the post. Though he may have lifted that from the article somewhere, too. Anyway, I'm confused. I seem to remember not so far back when it a good thing among right-wing assholes like Donald when the rich got richer. Wealth was going to trickle down to all of us and it wasn't just Reagan or Romney pissing down our backs and telling us that it was raining.
UPDATE: Ah, so this is it.
Plagued by infighting and deep ideological divisions, state Republican parties from Alaska to Maine are mired in dysfunction.
Yes, if you've abandoned core principles like, "the rich should have all the money and everyone else should live on what they can scrounge out of dumpsters," then your party does have a problem.
(C)onflicts on the Republican side highlight the tug of war over the GOP's
future as national leaders work to improve the party's brand.
Oh, so they still have that principle but just need to dress it up a bit.
UPDATE THE SECOND: Nihilist writer Michael Lind addresses President Obama's speech with an article at Salon called "The Day The Right Lost The Economic Argument." But then, I knew they'd lost when Donald started getting all teary-eyed because money was still flowing upstream to the rich folks.
That’s an excellent statement of the progressive theory of the case.
What collapsed in 2008 was not merely the lesser stock and real estate
bubble of the 2000s, but the larger Bubble Economy which had been
“artificially juiced up” since the 1980s.
If you accept this
thesis, as most progressives do, there can be no going to back to
pre-2008 “normality”— because from Reagan to George W. Bush the “normal”
was abnormal and sustained only by the Keynesian stimulus provided by
Reagan’s and George W. Bush’s military build-ups and the stock market
and real estate bubbles fueled by tax cuts for the rich. (Conservatives
oppose Keynesian stimulus in the form of productive infrastructure
investment, but support Keynesian stimulus if it benefits rentiers,
defense contractors, real estate speculators and money managers).
And remember, when I copy and paste huge amounts of material to get a post it's not plagiarism, it's an homage.
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