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Nice Losers

Jeremy128 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:56 PM
Got it. Voters made the objectively wrong choice because they couldn't reliably assimilate all of the available information about each candidate's policies. But when it comes to promoting free markets, Sowell suddenly considers citizens too wise and knowledgeable for bureaucrats or regulations to serve any conceivable beneficial purpose. There, they are bright and rational. Here, they need help. He sounds like "the anointed" intellectual class that he always lambastes.
Carlos7 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:58 PM
Are you saying over-regulated Greece is bursting with prosperity?
Jeremy128 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:12 PM
I'm saying I think Sowell is being inconsistent to trust people to make the right decisions in one domain but not another.
chris73 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 10:07 PM
Sowell is correct in his analysis. The problem is simple but in many ways complex. Bottom line, we now see what subversive activity looks like when the culprits are elected officials and the populous are the target. Those mesmerized by this madness have been getting bombarded with this message from grade school, home, friends, the media and through college for decades. Even though its a lie its been said so many times it becomes truth. This has been the most aggressive and effective subversive activities I have ever witnessed. Your right people cannot make the right decisions because they have been indoctrinated not to.

Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment-- nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have.

The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran...