28 Apr '11, 1pm

Policy in an age of post-truth politics

Policy in an age of post-truth politics

Obama still doesn't get it. Photo: White House As Joe Romm noted the other day , Ezra Klein has an interesting column in WaPo making the case that, in terms of policy, Obama "is a moderate Republican of the early 1990s." Putting aside the emergency measures responding to the economic crisis, Obama's signature initiatives have been a health-care bill modeled on Mitt Romney's and a cap-and-trade bill modeled on George Bush Sr.'s. Both of those original policies were successful, but when Obama took them up, Republicans fled en masse . Says Klein, "as Democrats moved to the right to pick up Republican votes, Republicans moved to the right to oppose Democratic proposals." I agree with Kevin Drum that those policies were never truly Republican: They were compromises Republicans felt forced to accept to avoid worse (i.e., more liberal) policies. It's probably fair to call them ce...

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