Saturday, March 12, 2011

More Right-Wing Fantasy & False Equivalence

Just a quick thought on something that's been bothering me in the media coverage and talking-points being thrown about in our political dialogue at this time.

The idea that certain people were elected, they have the power, they have the right to pass whatever bill they want. No questions asked. Just shut up and go along to get along.

Some even compare this to Obama's determined passage of health care reform.

Barack Obama ran on expanded provision and reform of health care. He didn't just make vague references about doing something with health. He explicitly stated his objectives and what he wanted.

Conversely, Scott Walker did only make vague assertions during his campaign to become Wisconsin governor. If he had said he was going to dismantle collective bargaining, privatize the University of Wisconsin-Madison, cut education funding by $1 billion, end shared revenue within the state, cut medical aid for the poor and working poor, end the state's recycling program, kill energy conservation programs, defund environmental agencies, and give away huge tax cuts and subsidies to corporate cronies, he would never have been elected.

Those claiming Mr. Walker is doing what he campaigned on are delusional, proliferating deceit, and full of shit. And that's putting it politely.

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