Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bad Mood Post

So watch out, gentle readers, one finds oneself in a baaad mood today.

Started out with that front-page Sunday NY Times article on presumptive nominee Barack Obama, "Seeing Tougher Race, Allies Ask Obama to Make 'Hope' Specific."

Well, maybe it started before that. Never mind.

Follow the linky goodness straight to Lambert at Corrente, The Age of the Anti-Cassandra.

Yep. What he said.

And what VastLeft said.

And here's Obama throwing My Hero Wesley Clark under the bus.

And the divine Anglachel on public policy vs. self-interest:
I know, I sound like a broken record, but this all gets back to the argument I've been making all year about having a philosophy of government and political power that sees a need to use the power of the state to secure and improve the lives of ordinary citizens. If you simply don't believe that it is so, that public policy should be nothing more than artful structuring of choices (and not mandating that X shall be available for all, regardless), then policy as such loses its punch. One is as good as another, and all are mere bargaining chips in the hunt for bipartisan unity.

Obama could be as old as Methuselah, or even John McCain, and all that experience would not do him a bit of good as long as his campaign is . . . not about what he intends to do for the country.

I'll just sit here and stew, thx.

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