Confession: I Want A Cruz Administration As Much For Prosperity As For Relentless Waves Of Butthurt From M.B. Dougherty
Posted on | March 24, 2015 | 50 Comments
The anticipatory agony from Michael B. Dougherty is schadenfreude-licious:
Cruz also exhorted his audience to “imagine” many things, an America that is “finally becoming energy self-sufficient,” “booming economic growth,” “young people coming out of school with four, five, six job offers,” and the eradication of the IRS. He implored us to imagine a president that protects the Second Amendment, repeals every word of ObamaCare, ends Common Core, and stands with Israel.
In other words, imagine an America with no Democrats or Independents.
Got news for you, Dougherty: you got turning the economy around, and reducing unemployment by getting people to work again instead of just quitting in despair, and those Independents will join conservatives in staring at you like a messy bit of rhetorical road kill.
Dougherty’s piece is so bad as to achieve total self-parody:
Except Cruz is worse than Obama. At least rhetorically, Obama often credited the good faith disagreement of conservatives, and made it seem like their voices counted. Cruz has yet to offer a single policy proposal or rhetorical lifeline to the middle.
Bollocks. Obama, to my recollection, has never once said anything generous regarding those in disagreement with him, always managing either to imply they’re fools, or he’s the moderate and reasonable guy.
No, the sum of the Obama Era is that Democrats (a) argue in bad faith, and (b) cannot believe that any else argues in good faith.