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A crazy thought

A crazy thought

Charles Gasparino, writing in The NY Post:

Obama’s crew loves chaos

What a crazy thought.  Never crossed my mind.


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    JayDick in reply to votermom. | July 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Under this thesis, they are clever. An alternative thesis is that they have no idea what they’re doing. I will split the difference: politically, they are smart, in governing, they have no idea what they’re doing. Problem for them is, the electorate is figuring out their (lack of) governing ability.

LukeHandCool | July 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

If only the American people loved chaos … they’d be sitting pretty.

We’ve been noting this for quite a while. It’s Cloward & Piven.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | July 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H.L. Mencken

    VetHusbandFather in reply to MaggotAtBroadAndWall. | July 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I’ll probably get flamed for saying this, but in all fairness the left will probably say the same thing about the right. Take for instance the creation of Department of Homeland Security, Patriot Act, and the Global War on Terrorism. Is chaos just big politics as usual?

      MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to VetHusbandFather. | July 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      I agree. With the benefit of hindsight, some of the response to 9/11 was an over-reaction. But I lived in NYC at the time of the attack and for several years afterward. I didn’t think it was an over-reaction then. Neither did many of the liberals I knew.

      I think H.L. Mencken is suggesting that both sides do it. Obama wanted to be a “transformational president”, so he has based his entire presidency on creating imaginary bogeymen to justify expanding government: banks, health insurers, oil companies, millionaires and billionaires, global warming, a debt ceiling “crisis”, etc.

@ VetHusbandFather. No flames here. All three challenges could have been handled without breaking a “chaos” sweat if the administrations involved had so chosen. Never will forgive Rove for his part in some of that.