29 Apr '11, 6pm

"Policy in an age of post-truth politics" where "the referees have left the building" - @climateprogress

Something that Dave wrote said, or implied, that there is no independent middle (or at least that it’s not very big). Something else implied (or seemed to assume) that nearly all people who are in the Repub party either lead (that party’s) thinking and politicking or will forever fall prey to their leaders’ thinking and politicking. Although I entirely agree with Dave that the naive compromise-oriented approach that Obama is following is entirely ineffective (for the reason’s Dave mentions) and must go, I don’t think it’s correct for us to assume that all Repub voters are SO committed (in their identities as Repubs) that they will forever fall for the political smoke clouds, bad thinking, and inconsistencies that their leaders are selling them and trying to sell them IF they come to understand that those stances are against their own interests. In other words, it’s one thi...

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