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February 08, 2005



Wow. Frustrated much? Yeah, me too.


Sometimes the kool-aid is too strong. Strong adherents of Bushism will automatically follow whatever they are told from Republican authority figure as being correct. While that principle for years of BB (Before Bush) meant smaller government (since it was run by a Democrat), in the years of Bush means that everything they do will be alright, just as long as a Republican is doing it. There's no coherent ideology except money for rich people is good and money for poor people is bad, and anything which will increase Republican power is even better.


But...CLINTON...uh...The UN!....uh...Hollywood libtards...uh....

Chris Rasmussen

Oh, Ezra, you naive fool.

Don't you understand that government is good when Brit Hume says so?


to quote, "power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely."

as predicted, republicans have suddenly fallen in love with big government now that they get to divvy the pork amongst themselves.

but the pendulum might swing sooner than you think...

Brad Plumer

I think Ezra's (and my) write-up of the Pew poll results were kind of misleading. If you look at the data, it's clear that the decline in anti-government sentiment (among all groups) largely occurred during the Clinton years. So it's more of a broader social phenomenon, and a result of Clinton's fiscal sanity, rather than mere blind partisanship.

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