Sonic Youth wrote:taki15 wrote:Sonic Youth wrote:Well, don't take it up with me. It's not MY false equivalency. You don't remember the arguments that Obamacare would at the very least be a job-killer?
As for the second paragraph -- thank you for proving my point. It's as unreasonable as a Republican tax plan.... and yet the Republicans run on that same platform every single election year. But why is that? I guess the Republicans and their think tanks have pundits and economists of their own who've crunched the numbers and decided supply-side economics is the way to go. And there's a devoted following of voters who agree, and are counting on these proposals to be the American way of life. They're not questioning how such proposals will get paid. They just want those proposals, and assume the rest will take care of itself. IOW, I sense that Bernie's followers are no more unrealistic in their hopes than any other constituent who supported any other politician ever. Are Bernie's proposals equally unrealistic? I have no idea. But I'd rather we head more in that unrealistic direction for as far as possible, than head the other way.
I thought the Democrats took pride of being the reality-based crowd. I didn't know that they suddenly felt the urge to start mimicking the Republicans' belief in dogmas that have been disproved by the cold, hard reality.
This is a campaign, Taki. Do you know what politicians say during a campaign in order to get elected, and what voters are willing to believe? Anything and everything. A little perspective, please...
Well, I guess then nobody should complain about Trump saying that Mexicans are rapists and murderers or that US should bar Muslims from entering the country, or Rubio saying that he wants to re-ban gay marriage.