I’m often right, not because I’m so smart, but because I’m liberal-minded enough to accept that obvious changes are in progress, rather than conservatively maintaining that things can’t possibly change because the way they’ve always been is the only possible way they can ever be. — Daniel Eran Dilger
A disgrace to America:
This weekend, Tea Party Nation (TPN) sent an email in support of Lynne Torgerson, who is running against Rep. Keith Ellison in Minnesota. In the email, TPN lists the reasons Ellison should be “retired.” Among them: “He is the only Muslim member of congress.” (Link.)
Modern Republican campaign tactic: stomping on people who won’t vote your way.
(More about the story behind the image here and here — and yes, I know I referenced it yesterday but to me it’s important enough for a repeat.)
Doomed! Because this is the minority view:
So the point isn’t that market are always right; it’s that if you’re going to claim that appeasing the markets trumps rational economic analysis, you really should have some evidence that the markets care at all about what you’re demanding. — Prof. K.
Al Reynolds, who is considered the Tea Party candidate in Illinois’ 52nd District, has been out of the spotlight since saying that African American men preferred dealing drugs to going to college, because it is “easier.” (Link.)