Wednesday, October 8, 2014

When Reality Proves You a Liar, Lie About Reality

Liberals suffer from the curse of honesty.  We just can't get away with the blatant lies that repugs and conservatards spew so blithely and effectively.  Maybe we just respect reality too much.

David Atkins at Hullabaloo:
Conservatives have the problem that reality continues to be punishing to their worldview. Abstinence education doesn’t prevent teen pregnancy; tax cuts don’t generate revenue; climate change is real; supply-side economics doesn’t create sustainable growth; etc.

Their usual answer to be battered by the way the world actually works, is to spend oodles of money telling voters convenient fantasies. Dynamic scoring is just another way of inserting their self-serving and misguided wishful thinking into the reality-based budget system.

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