“All the laws were good laws. For cats.”—Tommy Douglas
The other day I called Telus to cancel my campaign phones and internet service. Groan. After listening to canned music for 17 minutes I was transferred to a customer service rep. He took my information, argued with me when I wouldn’t give him my email . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Mouseland (why do people vote against their self-interest?)
One striking feature of the liberal psyche is how it is simultaneously outraged by hypocrisy on the conservative side of the aisle—and yet also morbidly fascinated by it.
Just this morning, reading, I came across the following examples:
1. Ezra Klein’s much discussed New Yorker article, on how Republicans came to oppose . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Normalcy of Hypocrisy: From Clean Energy to Health Care, Conservatives Flip Flop in Support of the Team
Despite the fact that I hold The Globe and Mail in very low esteem, I do periodically check its website to find out the latest in right-wing thinking. Such was the case today when I read Neil Reynolds’ latest, entitled, Why the ‘sacred’ still matters to voters.
Like his colleague Margaret Wente, Reynolds rarely . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Another Fatuous Neil Reynolds Column
I was on the road last week, so I couldn’t properly respond to this Daily Caller item, which is really sort of marvelous. Basically, it’s an attempt to use a handful of survey data points to turn the whole Republican Brain line of analysis on its head, and argue that it’s . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Conservatives, Seeking To Show They Are Open-Minded, Ignore Contrary Evidence (And No, This Is Not an Onion Article)