May 2012 Blog Posts (3)

The Greeks' Mulligan

Greeks voted against reality. They want to stay in the Euro and not pay their debts. It is supreme irony that the New York Times should so clearly communicate the delusion and desperation the people are functioning under. They are in retreat rather than confronting reality and articulate a just way to implement necessary cuts for their own people. If they don't grow up, Europe will have to force them to grow up.…

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Added by Lisa Miller on May 14, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

An Agreeable Election Discussion: Rove vs Trippi

I consider the following video a critical guide to establishment thinking about election strategy.

 

Note that Karl Rove emphasizes that focus groups are REALLY concerned with American avoiding the fate of Greece and in the next breath says (and I'm paraphrasing) that doesn't mean cutting government only cutting the growth of government.

 

This demonstrates why there are such minor disagreements between Rove and Trippi and they can both appear agreeable.…

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Added by Lisa Miller on May 11, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

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