Monday, October 06, 2014

Selling Competence

Things In Politico That Make Me Want To Guzzle Antifreeze, Part The Infinity - Esquire:

...At this point, anyone who is still defining the Affordable Care Act by its "sputtering launch" is just being a hack. But the rest of this swill is also simply rote memorization of the narrative that the Republicans want to sell, and I do mean sell, to a midterm electorate scared stupid by six years of deliberate disinformation. The people selling that narrative are the people who purposely wrecked the government's "track record" in unprecedented fashion, and not simply to demolish the agenda of a Democratic president, but also because they are the creatures of a philosophy and of a self-contained political universe in which government is not supposed to work, at least not for the general good, anyway. So, now, having thrown a carload of spanners into the works, the same people point out that the mechanism was built to fail. It's a neat trick, and it almost always works. But, let's press ahead past all the dead horses there in the road and check out the people whom the writer believes are the folks to build a bridge across Competence Gap...

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