27 Sep '12, 4pm

This x1000

This x1000

Let me take a break from my ongoing nerdiness to return briefly to the now-au courant subject of “post-truth politics .” Andrew Sullivan has teed me up. Sullivan has the cover story in the latest issue of Newsweek , called “The Democrats’ Reagan ,” about the enormous potential of a second Obama term. One of his main arguments is that a decisive defeat for Republicans in 2012 could interrupt their rightward drift. Defeat would cause soul-searching, cooler heads would once again prevail, and the party would tack to the center. Color me skeptical. Mostly I was struck by this line, which comes in the context of a discussion about immigration: Under Obama, deportations of illegal aliens are double what they were under his predecessor; and the number of border agents is at a record high. Both give him conservative credibility on the issue, if only the right would acknowledge it....

Full article: http://grist.org/politics/in-an-era-of-post-truth-politic...

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